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NYC DEP Reaches Another Delaware Aqueduct Milestone

May 15, 2020
NYC DEP staff say goodbye to the final steel liner before it was lowered into the Delaware Aqueduct Bypass Tunnel, May 12, 2020.
Courtesy of the New York City Department of Environmental Protection

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection has reached another milestone in its $1 billion project to repair the longest tunnel in the world.

NYC DEP Postpones Recreational Boating Season

Apr 19, 2020
Recreational boating on the Schoharie Reservoir
Courtesy of the NYC Department of Environmental Protection

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection will postpone the opening of its recreational boating season because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Westchester County Executive George Latimer holds press conference calling for reopening of Kensico Dam Road
Courtesy of the Office of the Weschester County Executive

The head of the New York City Department of Environmental Protection has turned down a request from the Westchester County executive to move toward opening a road that was closed after the 9/11 attacks.

Courtesy of the NYC Department of Environmental Protection

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection’s recreational boating program in the Catskills finished its eighth year.

NYC DEP Bypass Tunnel Connects To Dutchess

Aug 17, 2019
Courtesy of the NYC DEP

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection has reached a milestone in its $1 billion effort to repair leaks in the longest tunnel in the world.

Courtesy of the NYC DEP

A scientist with the New York City Department of Environmental Protection recently spotted a rare dragonfly species in the Catskills on his way to perform some water quality sampling. It’s a species considered critically imperiled in New York.

Courtesy of NYC Department of Environmental Protection

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection on Friday released the final version of updated water recreation rules. The rules apply to water supply properties in Delaware, Dutchess, Greene, Putnam, Schoharie, Sullivan, Ulster and Westchester Counties.

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday to celebrate completion of a renovated building at the Ashokan Reservoir in Ulster County.

DEP Bypass Tunnel Reaches Midpoint

Nov 30, 2018
Courtesy of NYC Department of Environmental Protection

Construction of a Hudson River tunnel has reached the halfway mark. The tunnel is part of the New York City Department of Environmental Protection’s largest repair project ever.

Courtesy of NYS Department of Environmental Conservation

There’s a plan to improve an emergency communications network in Delaware County.

Courtesy of NYC Department of Environmental Protection

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection has proposed updated watershed recreation rules, last changed in 2010. It is holding two public hearings in the Hudson Valley on the proposed rules, beginning Tuesday in Putnam County.

NYC DEP Plans Major Westchester Project

Jul 16, 2018
Courtesy of NYC Department of Environmental Protection

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection has announced plans for a major tunneling project in Westchester County. It will be New York City’s largest water-supply tunneling effort in Westchester since the 1940s.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection has a new way to combat invasive species. The DEP installed a boot brush station at the foot of a trail in Delaware County. It is believed to be the first such station in the Catskills. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne was there for the ribbon cutting and community hike.

NY Archbishop Visits Bypass Tunnel Workers In Newburgh

May 10, 2018
Courtesy of NYC Department of Environmental Protection

The archbishop of New York visited workers at a bypass tunnel construction project in the Hudson Valley this week.

Courtesy of NYC DEP

The recreation path atop New Croton dam will be closed Tuesday as the New York City Department of Environmental Protection finishes installing security cameras.

The Catskill Center and New York City Department of Environmental Protection have preserved their first parcel of land under a new program.

Courtesy of NYC DEP

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection says 2017 was a record year for kayak and canoe rentals in its watershed in the Catskills. DEP officials say businesses in the Catskills rented 6 percent more boats on four of the city’s upstate reservoirs.

NYC DEP Finishes Sewer Line Work In Shandaken

Nov 4, 2017

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection has completed work on a sewer line extension in an Ulster County town.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection has started a major phase of its largest repair project ever. Officials visited a shaft construction site in Orange County on Friday to mark the start of tunneling for a bypass tunnel across the Hudson River. Beginning this week, construction workers in Newburgh will start lowering the tunnel-boring machine that will make its way from Orange to Dutchess County.

New York, two other states and New York City have agreed on a plan to manage water flow in the Delaware River. This comes after New Jersey did not sign off on what has become an annually-agreed upon plan. New York City and state officials are wagging a finger at New Jersey while the Garden State’s environmental officials say it’s time they got their fair share. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne has more.

A delegation of forest supervisors from India is in New York this week to learn about the Catskills watershed. It’s part of a U.S.-India exchange program to help develop solutions for sustainable forest land use in India.

Courtesy of the NYC DEP

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection next week will begin removing trees it says endanger a monument at the Ashokan Reservoir in Ulster County.

Courtesy of NYC DEP

Federal funding is headed to repair damages from Hurricane Sandy at a reservoir in Westchester County. 

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection Tuesday announced the start of a project to refurbish a former laboratory building in Ulster County.

Courtesy of the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection will install security cameras along a reservoir in Ulster County. 

NYC DEP Employs Sheep For A Pilot Program

Aug 11, 2016
Courtesy of the NYC Department of Environmental Protection

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection has started a pilot program to maintain the grass along its water supply properties upstate. The program required new employees — but probably not the kind you’re picturing. 

DEP Unveils Mapping Tool For Recreation Areas

Jun 23, 2016

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection is making it easier  — digitally — for the public to find its recreation areas in the Hudson Valley and Catskills.

Courtesy of NYC DEP

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection has announced that work has begun on a $7 million project to replace two bridges near the Rondout Reservoir in Sullivan County.

NYS DEC Region 5

Following a series of dam collapses in South Carolina due to severe weather this week,  there’s a call for passage of legislation to maintain and upgrade hazardous dams, including hundreds in New York State.

NYCDEP / flickr

With an abundance of rain expected over the next several days in Albany and surrounding counties, there has been talk of possible flooding. But you may not know that a vast area including Albany already dodged a bullet this weekend.

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