Ashokan release reduced to seasonal minimum

Ashokan Release Channel
As a result of spill mitigation releases that began on January 9th, the Ashokan Reservoir is now back to the 90% seasonal target. Therefore, the release rate will be ramped down on Friday from 200MGD to the minimum of 10MGD according to the Interim Release Protocol.

Over 9 billion gallons of water have been released from the reservoir during the month of January, and water quality remains relatively clear at under 5 NTU. Both releases and Catskill Aqueduct continue to draw from the west basin.