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NYC Water Supply System Overview. How does NYC get the water it needs? Or How big is NYC’s water footprint?. NYC Watersheds. Catskill/Delaware Watersheds. Schoharie. Cannonsville. Pepacton. Ashokan. Roundout. Neversink. Croton System. Ashokan Reservoir. Ashokan Fall 1999.

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nyc water supply system overview

NYC Water Supply System Overview

How does NYC get the water it needs?

Or

How big is NYC’s water footprint?

catskill delaware watersheds
Catskill/Delaware Watersheds

Schoharie

Cannonsville

Pepacton

Ashokan

Roundout

Neversink

ashokan fall 1999
Ashokan Fall 1999

Photo by Mike Szyszka, fall 1999

supply aqueducts and tunnels

Catskill Aqueduct (1915)

Shandaken Tunnel (1928)

Delaware Aqueduct (1944)

Neversink Tunnel (1950)

East Delaware Tunnel (1954)

West Delaware Tunnel (1967)

Supply Aqueducts and Tunnels
delaware aqueduct

10 km

Delaware Aqueduct

Rondout Reservoir

West Branch

Reservoir

nyc reservoirs
NYC Reservoirs
  • Where is the water?
reflections
Reflections
  • What are consequences of exporting water from the Upper Delaware River and the Hudson River Watershed to NYC?