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By Lissa Harris on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014 - 1:47 pm
Up here in the Catskills, in the heart of New York City's vast rural watershed, it's impossible to forget that one lives in the middle of the city's water supply. The city's huge reservoirs dominate the landscape. Watershed affairs dominate local... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Apr. 4, 2013 - 11:47 am
Above: A Flickr slideshow of photos taken during a DEP-led tour of the Gilboa Dam for local officials and media. Photos by Lissa Harris. Cross your fingers for good weather in Gilboa this summer. Weather permitting, a $400 million reconstruction project... Read more
By Andrew Wyrich on Wednesday, Jun. 20, 2012 - 5:38 pm
Above: Highlights from testimony at a June 19 hearing held by the state DEC on the topic of New York City's releases of muddy water into the Lower Esopus Creek. Video by Andrew Wyrich. Ulster County residents and officials packed the largest lecture hall... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Friday, May. 25, 2012 - 7:58 pm
Above: Paul Rush, the Deputy Commissioner of the DEP, helps Jim Eisel, the Chair of the Delaware County Board of Supervisors, into a life preserver at the boat launch on the Pepacton Reservoir on May 24, 2012. Photo by Julia Reischel.  It's finally... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012 - 3:43 pm
Above: A satellite image of the turbid lower Esopus spilling into the Hudson River. From Google Maps. The following letter, from New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) deputy commissioner Paul Rush, lays out the agency's reasoning... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011 - 10:00 am
Above: DEP Deputy Commissioner Paul Rush at the Ashokan Reservoir this summer. Photo from the DEP, via Flickr. The relationship between the New York City Department of Environmental Protection and the upstate communities who live in its watershed is... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Jun. 3, 2010 - 5:13 pm
New York City has apologized for the leaks from the Delaware Aqueduct that have flooded the town of Wawarsing, but Wawarsing town Supervisor Leonard Distel would really prefer cash. A $4 million bailout bill, to be exact, according to the Daily Freeman. 
By WP Newsroom on Thursday, May. 27, 2010 - 1:04 pm
The Times Herald-Record documents that rarest of events: an apology from the New York City DEP to an upstate town. "We forgot about Wawarsing," Paul Rush said at a meeting with homeowners and local lawmakers. "We should have been more connected. We should... Read more
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