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September 12, 2001

Contact: Geoff Ryan (718/595-6600)

Permitted Watershed Recreational Activities Suspended

All permitted recreational activities have been suspended at all City properties throughout the watersheds of New York City's upstate reservoirs, effective as of 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday September 11, 2001, according to an announcement by Commissioner Joel A. Miele Sr., P.E., of the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). These activities include fishing from the shore and rowboats at the reservoirs, as well as hiking or other permitted activities at all of the city's watershed properties.

People with DEP fishing and hiking permits are advised that fishing and hiking privileges are suspended until further notice.

Unusual incidents or activities in the watershed may be reported to 1-888-DEP-NYC1 (1-888-337-6921) or 1-888-H2O-SHED (1-888-420-7433).


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NYC Department of Environmental Protection
Public Affairs

59-17 Junction Boulevard
19th Floor
Flushing, NY 11373

(718) 595-6600