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By Julia Reischel on Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010 - 10:01 am
Adam Bosch at the Times Herald-Record had a thoughtful article on Sunday about what will happen to local municipalities when New York City shuts down part of the Delaware Aqueduct for a whole year in 2018. While most towns in the Catskills don't drink... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010 - 11:41 am
Photo: Excess water spilling over the Gilboa Dam, the NYC-owned dam with the greatest untapped potential for developing clean hydroelectric power. Image released into the public domain, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons. After being courted for years by an... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Monday, Nov. 15, 2010 - 5:06 pm
Saturday's meeting of the Coalition of Watershed Towns. Photo and videos by Julia Reischel. Taking advantage of a “Halley's comet” moment of influence, the Coalition of Watershed Towns has negotiated a new agreement with the New York City Department of... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010 - 2:46 pm
The first of 56 UV-irradiating steel-disinfection chambers being installed in the DEP's new ultraviolet Disinfection Facility in Westchester County. Photo via the DEP's Facebook page. Beginning in 2012, all the water from the Catskills-Delaware watershed... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Oct. 18, 2010 - 2:32 pm
A new mobile investigative outfit called After The Press, founded by Kingston resident Paul Joffe, is marching to a different drum than most of their media fellows. They're not trying to be objective. And they're not trying to beat other reporters to big... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Monday, Sep. 13, 2010 - 11:42 am
Up here amongst the hills and trees, it's easy to think that the Catskills' perennial tensions with New York City over water are something that only locals know or care about. Not so. Witness this audio interview with Tracy Stanton, the "water program... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Friday, Aug. 27, 2010 - 12:49 pm
Ulster County Comptroller Eliot Auerbach, who blogs at the not-so-originally-named Ulster County Comptroller blog, sent up a flare of anger yesterday about this week's announcement that the DEP is buying another 1,323 acres upstate to protect is... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2010 - 5:12 pm
The EPA might not be able to get its act together to organize a public meeting on hydrofracking, but the New York City Council hosted one last night at the Borough of Manhattan Community College. On hand: A few hundred concerned citizens, mostly anti-... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Friday, Jul. 23, 2010 - 2:18 pm
Yesterday, a five-judge panel of the state's intermediate appeals court handed a victory to the New York City Department of Environmental Protection in a fight with a Windham landowner over watershed development regulations. According to the decision,... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Jul. 20, 2010 - 4:11 pm
If you live in or near the Catskill-Delaware watershed, you can't help but be aware that the water in your backyard goes to New York City. Still, even if you know New York well, it's tough to imagine the sheer mass of the city that drinks from our... Read more


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