Ashokan release increased to 350 MGD

Ashokan Release Channel

The Ashokan Release Channel was increased from 250 to approximately 350 MGD. The increases were executed in 40 MGD steps from 11AM to noon. Based on the reservoir level and 7-day weather forecast, the Release Channel was increased to meet the seasonal target reservoir capacity, in consultation with NYSDEC.

The current release channel turbidity is 4.5 ntu.

Ashokan release increased to 50 MGD

Ashokan Release Channel

The Ashokan Release Channel will be increased from 15 to approximately 50 MGD. The increases will be executed in two steps from 3:30PM to 4:30PM.

The current release channel turbidity is 3.7 ntu. The Ashokan East Basin is currently spilling at 42.6 MGD.

In accordance with the Interim Release Protocol for the Ashokan Release Channel, NYCDEP is making discharge mitigation releases to meet the Conditional Seasonal Storage Objective (CSSO).