DEP Police Call For More Officers To Patrol NYC Drinking Water SupplyNew York City has a special police force that operates only outside the five boroughs. The officers are tasked with protecting the city's drinking water at upstate reservoirs.
City Continues Flood Control Work On Upstate DamThe three-week DEP project will install at least one of two planned "siphons,'' steel pipes that will be used to draw water out of the Gilboa Dam reservoir.
High Winds, Intense Waves Slam Jersey Shore As Sandy Bears DownThe storm is forecast to linger for 36 hours, according to experts. The prolonged event means high tides will complicate the effects of the storm.
Expanded Boating Season On NYC's Upstate Reservoirs Deemed A 'Success'City environmental officials this summer began allowing small boats on the Neversink, Pepacton, Schoharie, and Cannonsville reservoirs as long as the boats were steam cleaned to protect the drinking water.
Schumer: No Concrete Cover For Yonkers ReservoirFederal rules required the city to build the $1.6 billion cover over Hillview Reservoir to protect it from contaminants. Local officials said it wasn't necessary and the city is already building a new ultraviolet plant to disinfect tap water.
Reservoir Water Pits Big Apple Against Farm CountyAt their heaviest, the water discharges can stir up sediment and turn the creek brown, spoiling trout fishing and bothering farmers who use the water for irrigation.
Brutal Heat Puts Parts Of NJ Under Drought WatchThe Garden State is turning into a drought state, as New Jersey’s Department of Environmental Protection says an increased demand for water has caused a serious drop in reservoir levels.