ashokan reservoir

By Gina C. Gould on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016 - 11:15 am
Above: A view of the downstream face of the Olivebridge dam in 1911 as it was under construction as part of the soon-to-be-flooded Ashokan Reservoir. Image via the Ashokan Watershed Stream Management Program. Used with permission. One hundred years ago,... Read more
By Tobe Carey on Monday, Nov. 30, 2015 - 10:32 pm
Deep Water: Building the Catskill Water System is the classic story of the the building of the Ashokan Reservoir and the west-of-Hudson water system designed to send clean, clear Catskill Mountains water to NY City. A few weeks ago we screened the 45-... Read more
By Tobe Carey on Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015 - 9:53 am
On Saturday, November 21st at 10:30AM, we will be screening Deep Water – Building the Catskill Water System at the Olive Free Library - 4033 Rt 28-A in West Shokan.Fifteen years ago, we released our documentary, which has been in wide circulation since... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Monday, Sep. 28, 2015 - 12:52 pm
Above: Jay Ungar & Molly Mason perform "Ashokan Farewell." It took Catskills fiddler Jay Ungar less than an hour to write "Ashokan Farewell," a haunting fiddle tune that has become an iconic folk song covered by legions of fans and memorably used by... Read more
By Tobe Carey on Sunday, Jun. 28, 2015 - 10:03 am
2015 marks the one hundred year anniversary celebrating when water was delivered to NY City from the Ashokan Reservoir by way of the gravity fed Catskill Aqueduct. Deep Water tells the story of what historian, Bob Steuding called “The Last of the Handmade... Read more
By Tobe Carey on Sunday, Apr. 5, 2015 - 7:25 pm
Just in time for the opening of the 2015 fishing season, Willow Mixed Media, has begun production on a new documentary about angling in the Ashokan watershed. The program will cover the rich history of world-class fishing on the Esopus Creek and its... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Friday, Feb. 27, 2015 - 3:19 pm
Above: The Dividing Weir Bridge the year it was built, in January 1915. Photo via the NYC DEP's Flickr page.  The bridge that carries Reservoir Road across Ulster County's Ashokan Reservoir, known by the New York City Department of Environmental... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015 - 4:36 pm
The New York City Department of Environmental Protection is hosting an odd event this Friday, Jan. 23: A driftwood giveaway. The DEP has a driftwood glut on its Ashokan Reservoir, one of the city's upstate lakes that supplies NYC's drinking water. A... Read more
By Tobe Carey on Monday, Jan. 12, 2015 - 10:44 pm
I've been working on a new documentary project, "Poetry of a Watershed Stream."  In it, I'm recording a small stream that flows to the Ashokan Reservoir through the four seasons.  The beauty and richness of this one small stream stands for all the... Read more
By New York City Department of Environmental Protection on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014 - 3:22 pm
Job ID: 176443 Business Title: Watershed Maintainer Civil Service Title: WATERSHED MAINTAINER Title Code No: 91011 Level: 00 Job Category: Maintenance & Operations Career Level: Entry-Level Proposed Salary Range: $ 36,181.00 - $ 52,920.00 (Annual)... Read more


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