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Attention Ashokan, Rondout and Schoharie Reservoir Boaters, Anglers and Hunters:

Effective October 7, 2011

Due to the impacts from tropical storms Irene and Lee on the City’s Ashokan, Rondout and Schoharie Reservoirs, DEP has begun a project to remove woody debris and some fallen trees from the reservoirs and shorelines. Many of these shoreline areas are used for storage of DEP permitted rowboats, fishing and hunting.

As work on the clean-up project is underway, DEP requests boat owners, anglers and hunters to avoid accessing shoreline areas where work is occurring. “No Public Access” signs will be posted in areas that are temporarily closed. Work crews will exercise caution while working in the vicinity of the boat areas and owners are not required to remove their boats at this time.

Work is continuing as fast as possible and much of the work may be completed before the beginning of the next boating season. NYCDEP is asking for your cooperation during this period of recovery and regrets any inconvenience this may cause to our recreational users that enjoy using our West of Hudson Reservoirs.

Affected areas include:

Ashokan

  • Driftwood Cove
  • Frying Pan
  • W1
  • W22

Rondout

  • Cooney Point
  • Handicap ramp area off 55a

Schoharie

  • Gate 22

Reservoir Levels

Current: 66.4%

Normal: 79.0%