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By Lissa Harris on Friday, May. 18, 2012 - 4:43 pm
Photo of the Pepacton Reservoir, taken near the East Delaware Tunnel on Tuesday, May 15. The photo shows yellow rubber booms surrounding the area of a small oil spill. The source of a mysterious oil spill discovered on New York City's Pepacton Reservoir... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, May. 16, 2012 - 12:05 pm
Photo of a small tugboat and an oil spill surrounded by yellow booms on the Pepacton Reservoir. Taken on Tuesday, May 15 from Route 30, near the pump station for the East Delaware Tunnel. Photos by Lissa Harris. The source of a small oil spill in New York... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, May. 2, 2012 - 9:20 pm
View Larger Map Above: The Pepacton Reservoir seen from satellite imagery. The East Delaware Aqueduct begins on the southern edge of the reservoir, a few miles east of the Downsville dam. Image via Google Maps. For a map of the New York City watershed... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Saturday, Jul. 9, 2011 - 10:13 am
Roundup, a common herbicide, was sprayed this week along roads running next to the Pepacton Reservoir, which supplies much of New York City's vast supply of unfiltered drinking water. Our columnist Ellen Verni sent us a photo of a notice posted on... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, May. 6, 2011 - 4:42 pm
Since 2009, the aerator fountain at the Ashokan Reservoir -- a popular spot for picnicking, snapping photos or just getting a faceful of cool mist in the summertime -- has been out of operation. Today, the New York City Department of Environmental... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Apr. 29, 2011 - 5:23 pm
No, the sticker above -- which, according to the Wall Street Journal, has been spotted near public faucets around New York City lately -- isn't the work of the NYC Department of Environmental Protection. It's part of a pretty slick anti-fracking campaign... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Mar. 21, 2011 - 4:39 pm
Photo: Some of the heavy-duty equipment deployed in the perpetual fight to keep Laura Zakotiria-Smith's Wawarsing neighborhood above water. From a photo album on Zakotiria-Smith's Facebook wall. This just in: New York State lawmakers have agreed to use a... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Mar. 17, 2011 - 2:37 pm
Times Herald-Record reporter Adam Bosch reports on his environment blog that the New York City reservoir system is full to capacity -- plus a little extra. (Not sure exactly how that's possible, but OK.) The reservoirs currently stand at 101.1 percent... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011 - 2:34 pm
In the NY Daily News yesterday: An editorial urging the city to buy every last possible scrap of land in the Catskill-Delaware watershed, to forestall the massive cost of another filtration plant like the one recently built to handle water from the Croton... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010 - 3:50 pm
A close-up photograph of a crack inside the Delaware Aqueduct under the hamlet of Roseton in Ulster County. Photo provided by the NYC DEP. On Friday, the DEP told the world that it is planning an enormous public works project to repair the leaking... Read more


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