Ashokan Reservoir


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Ashokan Reservoir

(əshō`kən), 13 sq mi (34 sq km), SE N.Y., completed 1912. It is supplied by the Esopus and Schoharie watersheds and provides part of New York City's water supply. Water is carried to the city via the 92-mi-long (148-km) Catskill Aqueduct. Completed in 1917, the aqueduct delivers water to Kensico Reservoir near White Plains and Hillview Reservoir in Yonkers, from where it is distributed to parts of New York City through tunnels cut in solid rock. The aqueduct passes 1,114 ft (340 m) under the Hudson River at Storm King Mt. A steel pipe under the Narrows of New York Bay carries water to Silver Lake, Staten Island, 120 mi (193 km) from Ashokan Reservoir.
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I grew up near the Ashokan Reservoir, where everybody said, "Our good water goes all the way to New York City" We were proud of our connection.
The Ashokan Reservoir was built in 1907 (shown here), followed by the Schoharie, Rondout, Neversink, and Pepacion Reservoirs.
But looking down on them flying over the Hudson River, through the valleys of the imposing Shawangunk Mountains and over the Ashokan Reservoir, I feel they must have a fine life.
The County of Ulster is the owner of the former Ulster and Delaware Railroad easement and intends to convert the existing railroad corridor, which runs through the City s Ashokan Reservoir lands, into a multi-use recreational trail.
West of the Ashokan Reservoir lies a wild, remote area.
The Catskill System was initially made up of the Ashokan Reservoir in Ulster County, west of the Hudson River, and the Kensico and Hillview Reservoirs, east of the Hudson.
Best bets include Kensico Reservoir in Westchester County and Rondout Reservoir in Sullivan and Ulster counties for lake trout; Croton Falls and West Branch reservoirs in Putnam County for brown trout; and Ashokan Reservoir in Ulster County for brown trout and rainbow trout.
Below me the Ashokan Reservoir stretched for milles to the east.