Friday, October 7, 2016 Swan Diverters Installed!

Seward, Alaska
I received word yesterday from Jeff Estes, City of Seward Electric Department Operations Supervisor, that the swan diverters were being installed on the power lines on Nash Road by the wetlands. I checked today and found the dangling, flashing, glow-in-the-dark diverters at work. With a slight breeze, they even hummed.
Many thanks to Jeff for pursuing early authorization from DOT to speed up the permit from the 20 working day minimum. Thanks to the electric department for their research on the right diverters for these high voltage transmission lines, the linemen, the City, and everyone who contacted the city with your concerns.
We all hope these diverters will help the swans avoid the power lines and that there will be no more deaths.
Happy Birding!
Carol Griswold
Seward Sporadic Bird Report Reporter

PS Diverters were also installed at Preacher Pond on the west side of  the highway just north of the intersection with Nash Road.

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