THE ASHOKAN – WATER AND ICE
About once a week, I make the trip over the West Hurley Dike to the Town of Hurley Transfer Station on Dug Hill Road. Often the pleasant experience of watching the changing face of the Ashokan Reservoir compell me to pull off at the end of the roadway and pause for a closer look and to snap a few pictures. Whether it's a time of winter ice or summer open-water, there's a never-the-same-twice feeling about the basin and mountains that makes the Ashokan so appealing.
Here are a few photos I've taken over the past year – with open-water and clogged with ice.
And, if you haven't yet seen our classic history of the Ashokan and Schoharie reservoirs and the building of the Catskill Water system, check out Deep Water. Deep Water is available online or at many of the fine vendors listed listed on our Watershed Post Willow Mixed Media page here or on our Documentary World website.