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Ashokan Reservoir
Name: Ashokan Reservoir
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Species: Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Walleye
Rainbow Trout
Brown Trout
Common Carp
Yellow Perch
Mean Depth: 47'
Max Depth: 190'
Elevation: 589'
Location Details: New York City's water supply, courtesy of this beautiful reservoir in the Catskills. Great roads for biking or jogging surround the reservoir. Alas no swimming but fishing is allowed. The Ashokan Reservoir is a reservoir in Ulster County, New York, USA. The reservoir is in the eastern end of the Catskill Park, and is one of several reservoirs created to provide the City of New York with water. However, it is one of only two reservoirs in the Catskill Watershed. It is also New York City's deepest reservoir, being over 190 feet (58.5 m) deep at its deepest. This site is near the dam at the former site of Bishop Falls. Due to the need to ensure the safety of the water system, and to make sure the nearly century-old dams stay intact, only limited activities are permitted around the reservoir property, including fishing and logging. One needs a special licence to do such activities. For instance, if one is to go boating or fishing, which the reservoir is well known to the locals for, one would need a fishing licence that was made after 2002. Otherwise, it is no longer valid. Also, such activities as swimming and diving are strictly prohibited. This is in order to make sure the water stays as clean as possible. It is also illegal to bring gasoline-powered motorcraft into the reservoir. This is in case gasoline leaks into the water and pollutes it. Pine and spruce trees were planted around the banks at the time of dam and lake construction to prevent erosion.
Wiki Excerpt:The Ashokan Reservoir is a reservoir in Ulster County, New York, USA. The reservoir is in the eastern end of the Catskill Park, and is one of several reservoirs created to provide the City of New York with water. However, it is one of only two reservoirs in the Catskill Watershed. It is also New York City's deepest reservoir, being over 190 feet (58.5 m) deep at its deepest. This site is near the dam at the former site of Bishop Falls.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashokan Reservoir
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Last Edited By:vinny60 on 09/07/09 01:18 PM
Originally Created By:overstdr on 02/13/08 10:58 AM

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