The West Branch Reservoir, formed by impounding about one quarter of the West Branch of the Croton River, is located in Putnam County, New York, United States, in the towns of Kent, New York, and Carmel, New York, and is only about 45 miles north of New York City's Central Park Reservoir. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West Branch Reservoir
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