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Proposed Expansion of Boating at Cannonsville Reservoir

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYCDEP or Department) proposes to designate portions of Cannonsville Reservoir (or Reservoir) in Delaware County as Recreational Boating Areas as defined in the proposed amendments to Title 15, Chapter 16 of the Rules of the City of New York, the rules governing the recreational use of over 112,000 acres of New York City water supply lands and waters. The revised rules (Proposed Rules) were drafted to provide expanded recreational boating opportunities to the public by allowing additional types of boats to be used in areas designated by the NYCDEP without the requirement that occupants of these boats be engaged in fishing.

NYCDEP in partnership with local watershed community officials, stakeholders and regulatory agencies proposes to develop and implement through a collaborative process an expanded boating program at the Cannonsville Reservoir that would commence Memorial Day Weekend (22 May) 2009. The annual boating season would extend to Columbus Day Weekend. The purpose of the proposed action is to improve regional recreational opportunities for watershed residents and visitors and promote environmentally sound economic development by allowing certain new types of reservoir recreational boating.

If you have any questions regarding the environmental review please contact Sangamithra Iyer at the below address.

Sangamithra Iyer, P.E.
Project Manager, Water Supply Infrastructure and Watershed Assessment
New York City Department of Environmental Protection
Bureau of Environmental Planning and Analysis
59-17 Junction Blvd, 11th Floor
Flushing, New York 11373

Proposed Expansion of Boating at Cannonsville Reservoir
Proposed Amendments to the Recreational Rules
Environmental Assessment and Negative Declaration
Modified Negative Declaration

Reservoir Levels

Current: 71.3%

Normal: 84.1%