Mud-choked Esopus to get its day in court

The Times Herald-Record has an exclusive: Ulster County Executive Mike Hein has announced that the county is suing New York City over its release of muddy water from the Ashokan reservoir into the Lower Esopus River. From the story, which broke around 5pm:

Ulster County officials are suing New York City for releasing too much dirty water into the Lower Esopus Creek, they said. County Executive Mike Hein announced the county’s pending court action during a news conference Tuesday evening.
The condition of the Lower Esopus, which has looked like chocolate milk since October, has drawn criticism from local and state officials.