Ashokan release increased

Today, April 18th, NYCDEP announced an increase in release flow from 200 MGD (309 cfs) to 300 MGD (557 cfs) in three steps in accordance with the Interim Release Protocol(IRP).  The Ashokan spill and release combined will be maintained below 1000 MGD (1547 cfs).

Ashokan Reservoir storage is currently at 101.0 %. Today’s Conditional Seasonal Storage Objective (CSSO) is 97.4%. The turbidity of the release is 5.4 NTU. The Catskill Aqueduct is online diverting 310 MGD for water supply.