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Riverkeeper interns visit NYC drinking water source


Photo: Leah Rae
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Photo: Leah Rae

Photo: Leah Rae

It’s one thing to know where your drinking water comes from – and another to see the lakes and waterways that are the source. Riverkeeper interns visited the Ashokan Reservoir in Ulster County July 23 to get a glimpse of the system that supplies water to 9 million New Yorkers. The Ashokan, together with the Schoharie Reservoir to the north, are part of the Catskill Water Supply providing 40 percent of New York City’s daily water needs.

A hike up the Giant Ledge trail gave a bigger picture view of this beautiful Catskill region. View the slideshow:

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