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Start Date
2016-07-01
End Date
2021-06-30

Summary

Problem The Esopus Creek is located in the Catskill Mountains of New York State and is part of New York City’s water supply system. In 1915 damming of a portion of the creek formed the Ashokan Reservoir splitting the creek into upper (upstream of the reservoir) and lower (downstream of the reservoir) segments. The Ashokan Reservoir watershed is 255 mi2 and is one of two reservoirs in the New York City Catskill Reservoir system and one of six reservoirs in the West-of-Hudson Catskill-Delaware system. The upper Esopus Creek watershed is approximately 192 mi2 from the source, Winnisook Lake, and the Ashokan Reservoir near Boiceville, NY, (Smith et al. 2008). From 2009 to 2012, suspended-sediment concentrations (SSCs) and turbidity [...]

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Contacts

Principal Investigator :
Jason Siemion
Funding Agency :
NYC Department of Environmental Protection, Cooperative Water Program
Co-Investigator :
Michael R McHale

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valueThe Esopus Creek is located in the Catskill Mountains of New York State and is part of New York City’s water supply system. Previous work in the watershed provided preliminary results of tributary contributions of suspended sediment to the upper Esopus Creek and identified the Stony Clove Creek as the primary contributor of suspended sediment. The goal of this current study is to characterize sources of suspended sediment and turbidity associated with changes in hydrology and differences in stream channel morphology in the upper Esopus Creek watershed. This project will help to evaluate the effectiveness of stream restoration projects in the Stony Clove tributary watershed and put those results into context within the larger upper Esopus Creek watershed.

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  • Esopus Sediment

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