The Ashokan Release Channel was decreased 240 to 0 MGD. The decrease was made in one step at 1930hrs. This decrease was required as per measurements at Mt. Marion Stream Gauge. The current Ashokan Release Channel turbidity is 28.00 NTU.
According to the Interim Release Protocol, the release channel must be shutdown when the USGS gage on the Esopus Creek at Mount Marion (Lower Esopus) is within 1 foot of the “Action Stage” (18′) and is forecasted to reach “Action Stage”, as predicted on the NWS’s Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service web page.