Town Of Ulster

NYC DEP Releases Water from the Ashoken's West Basin to Reduce the Chance of Flooding Downstream

March 17, 2008

New York City's Department of Environmental Protection has notified the Town of Ulster that starting today, March 13th, water will be released from the Ashoken's West Basin until Saturday, March 22nd.  This controlled release of 250,000,000 gallons a day now should help reduce the chance of flooding downstream  from melting snow and spring rain.  Residents along the Esopus Creek should expect to see elevated water levels in the Creek during the coming days as a result of this release of water.

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