Ashokan Release Channel reactivated

The Ashokan Release Channel has been reactivated to draw Ashokan Reservoir storage toward the Conditional Seasonal Storage Objective (CSSO) now that the Mt. Marion gauge has dropped below the action stage of 18 ft.  After the shutdown during the storm event, NYCDEP will increase the Ashokan Release Channel from 0 MGD to 120 MGD (186 cfs) starting today in a series of steps.

Ashokan Reservoir storage is 97.3% today, the CSSO is 90.0%.  Turbidity of the water in the release channel is 1.7 NTU.

The Natiional Weather Service forecast for the Mount Marion gauge predicts that the stream level will continue to decrease over the next 72 hours.

Additional adjustments may be made to releases in repsonse to reservoir and weahter conditions pursuant to the Interim Release Protocol.