A Retrospective on the NYC Water Supply...
This is the Ashokan Reservoir in the Catskills, one of the main sources of drinking water for New York City, as it appears today. Few people know the story of the villages that once lay beneath these waters, just some eighty years ago. In the late 1800s the Croton water supply system in Westchester County became insufficient for the growing population of New York City, sparking the search for a new water source.
Please choose from the following options to find out more about what it took to create the Ashokan Reservoir...
A Town Called Olive: A Perspective on New York City's Water Supply
The Ashokan Dam in Historical Context
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