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Hudson Valley Plays Key Role In How NYC Gets Its Water

The Croton Dam in Croton-on-Hudson is part of New York City's water supply system. About 22 miles north of Manhattan, it impounds 19 billion gallons of water, a small fraction of the 580 billion gallons in the system itself.
The Croton Dam in Croton-on-Hudson is part of New York City's water supply system. About 22 miles north of Manhattan, it impounds 19 billion gallons of water, a small fraction of the 580 billion gallons in the system itself. Photo Credit: Wikipedia

The Hudson Valley plays a key role in the engineering marvel that is the New York City water system, according to facts laid out by a recent report in The New York Times.

Reports of tainted water in Flint, Mich., and elsewhere in the nation, have spurred an interest in how water gets from its source, through miles and miles of pipes, and out of folks’ taps,the Times article said.

The Times’ article broke down the facts in easily digestible chunks, including stats on the Catskill-Delaware watershed, which, the newspaper said, supplies 90 percent of New York City’s water. (The rest, it said, comes from the Croton Watershed.)

The Catskills-Delaware watershed, which runs for 125 miles northwest of the city, contains streams, rivers, lakes and reservoirs spread around about 1 million acres of land, the Times reported.

As wonderful as it is, the system is aging and in need of repair, the Times said.

According to The New York Times, plans include a bypass for part of the leaky Delaware Aqueduct.

To read The New York Times article, click here.

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