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Ashokan Release Channel Operations 3/2/12

The Ashokan Release Channel was increased today from 80 to approximately 120 MGD. The increase was made in one 40 MGD increment at 2:35 PM. The increases were made in response to additional snowpack in the Ashokan watershed and to offset a decrease in the diversion from the reservoir into the Catskill Aqueduct. The increased releases will help maintain the void in the reservoir for flood mitigation according to the Conditional Seasonal Storage Objective outlined in the Interim Protocol. Turbidity levels for the releases are currently less than 30 NTUs.

Lower Esopus booklet available

A Journey Into Lower Esopus Creek
LEWP published a booklet about the history and ecology of the watershed entitled A Journey Through Lower Esopus Creek. The 50-page booklet provides an overview of the creek hydrology and history. It also describes the unique fish, flora and wildlife within the watershed. This is a valuable resource for residents of the Lower Esopus Creek watershed.

The free booklet is available in print-form from local municipalities or in PDF format by clicking on the book cover image or here.

The development of the booklet was funded primarily through a grant from the New York State Environmental Protection Fund through the Hudson River Estuary Program of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. LEWP is grateful to all the authors and contributors of this project.