August 25, 2017

Voluntary releases of water from Delaware system reservoirs suspended

NEW YORK – The New York City Department of Environmental Protection announced it would suspend voluntary releases of additional water from its Delaware aqueduct system reservoirs lower minimum rates of release that are outlined in the interstate agreement that currently regulates flows in the Delaware River.

The DEP will reduce releases of water from Cannonsville, Pepacton and Neversink reservoirs on September 5 and reduce them further on October 10.

The agency began to voluntarily release additional water from its Delaware system reservoirs in June after New York City and the states of Delaware, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania failed to renew the existing flow management program for the Delaware River, or agree on a new program.

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