Excellent detail on preexisting issues with turbidity in the Ashokan reservoir and the Esopus, an issue that increasingly occurs in periods of heavy rainfall. If we can’t manage heavy silt during rainy seasons, an additional 200 acre reservoir and dam emptying into the same reservoir will not make this management easier.
NYC regularly discharges turbid water from the Ashokan Reservoir into the Esopus before it reaches faucets in the city. Some environmentalists say the practice has negative effects.
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