NYS Department of State (DOS): 1997 Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) – 1997 MOA.

NYS Department of Health (DOH) in consultation with US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA):
Filtration Avoidance Determination (FAD) 2007, 2014, 2017.

Supplemental Agreements:  Concerning DEP’s Participation in Federal or State Flood Buy-Out Programs dated Dec 5, 2013.  Second Supplemental Agreement Among West of Hudson Watershed Stakeholders dated May 23, 2016.

Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC).
Behind the Scenes: The Inside Story of the Watershed Agreement — An oral history of the NYC Watershed Negotiations 1990 – 1997.
Map showing counties and basins of the NYC West-of-Hudson Watershed.

From the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) website:    Facts About The NYC Watershed: HERE.  DEC’s Role in the NYC Watershed: HERE.

NYC DEP, Soil & Water Districts of the Watershed, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Green and Ulster Counties, Watershed Agricultural Council, the Catskill Center for Conservation and Development, Ashokan Watershed Stream Management Program, Trout Unlimited, and CWC post information at Catskill Streams.

A very fine book on New York City’s historical relation to the Catskills is David Stradling’s Making Mountains: New York City and the Catskills. The publisher’s description can be found HERE; excerpts from the book can be read HERE.

Diane Galusha, a native of Windsor, NY, and currently serving as Communications Director and Education Coordinator for the Catskill Watershed Corporation, is the author of Liquid Assets, The Story of New York City’s Water System (1999, Purple Mountain Press).  For a “Look Inside” click HERE.

History of New York City’s Water Supply System: HERE.
A Billion Gallons a Day : Paul Rush and the NYC water supply are featured in this NY Times news-video dated Oct 16, 2014.

CWT celebrated its 25th Anniversary at the Hanah Mountain Resort in Margaretville on September 17, 2016. At the request of the CWT Executive Board, Kurt Ossenfort assembled historical footage from the early days of the Coalition and NYC DEP.

CWT_1 25th from kurt Ossenfort on Vimeo.

Places Journal has published a four-part series called Reservoir: Nature, Culture, Infrastructure. The articles were written by Luc Sante and made possible by a grant from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts. The series is available HERE.


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