watershed http://wamc.org en NY Congressman Comments On Draft Revisions To NYC Water Waiver http://wamc.org/post/ny-congressman-comments-draft-revisions-nyc-water-waiver <p>A New York Congressman whose district includes the West-of-the-Hudson New York City watershed is weighing in on draft revisions to the city’s waiver from filtering drinking water.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 20:57:22 +0000 Allison Dunne 74007 at http://wamc.org NY Congressman Comments On Draft Revisions To NYC Water Waiver Ulster County Committee To Hold Public Hearing On NYS, NYC Water Issue http://wamc.org/post/ulster-county-committee-hold-public-hearing-nys-nyc-water-issue <p>The New York State Department of Health has not scheduled any public hearings since releasing in August a draft document that would continue to allow upstate water headed for New York City faucets to avoid filtration. A group of Ulster County legislators says it will hold its own public hearing, to compile comments on the controversial subject.</p> Tue, 03 Sep 2013 18:07:56 +0000 Allison Dunne 72774 at http://wamc.org Ulster County Committee To Hold Public Hearing On NYS, NYC Water Issue Study: Lake George Is Becoming Saltier http://wamc.org/post/study-lake-george-becoming-saltier <p></p><p>The results of a 30-year study show the striking evidence of change in the water of Lake George.</p><p></p><p>Recently, at the annual meeting of the FUND for Lake George, a group dedicated protecting the natural resources and habitats of Lake George, it was announced that the lake was getting saltier.</p> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 15:59:05 +0000 Lucas Willard 71993 at http://wamc.org Study: Lake George Is Becoming Saltier Watershed Groups Address Water Quality http://wamc.org/post/watershed-groups-address-water-quality <p>Water quality in the Schoharie Valley and the Catskill Watershed has captured the attention of environmentalists and government officials who have joined forces to develop procedures and policies for dealing with "the new normal" climate change seems to have cast across upstate New York.</p> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 18:22:40 +0000 Dave Lucas 68004 at http://wamc.org Watershed Groups Address Water Quality Watershed Leaders vs New York City Over Turbid Waters http://wamc.org/post/watershed-leaders-vs-new-york-city-over-turbid-waters <p>21 state, county and municipal leaders have signed a letter calling on New York State to fine New York City 13-point-5 million dollars for sending turbid waters into the Lower Esopus Creek... Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports.</p><p>The 21 leaders sent a letter to the State Department of Environmental Conservation, which must decide whether to allow the releases of muddy water to go on...&nbsp; those opposed to the releases argue they damage ecosystems in the Lower Esopus and hinder business and recreational opportunities for communities situated along the Creek.</p> Fri, 20 Jul 2012 16:33:11 +0000 Dave Lucas 43608 at http://wamc.org Watershed Leaders vs New York City Over Turbid Waters DEC Calls on "Citizen Scientists" http://wamc.org/post/dec-calls-citizen-scientists <p>For decades Citizen Scientists have helped&nbsp; answer serious scientific questions and provide researchers in various fields with vital data that may otherwise have gone uncollected and never catalogued.As Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports, one New York State agency has rolled out a program that depends on ordinary people to sign up and participate:</p> Thu, 14 Jun 2012 19:32:07 +0000 Dave Lucas 41025 at http://wamc.org Watershed Update http://wamc.org/post/watershed-update <p><font size="2">The vast New York City Watershed area has taken a prominent spot in the<br /> public eye thanks to the 2011 floods AND the hydrofracking issue.<br /> Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports the watershed is<br /> experiencing a burst of activity...<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> The 70-thousand acre watershed system employs a combination of tunnels,<br /> aqueducts and reservoirs to meet the New York City &#39;s daily need for<br /> fresh water.<br /><br /> The system is constantly being monitored and upgraded: the New York City Tue, 22 May 2012 16:07:53 +0000 Dave Lucas 39503 at http://wamc.org