Stream Ecology Hike

Sunday, May 8, 2011
Rondout Reservoir

Did you know that NYC water comes from 100 miles away in the Catskill Mountains? Reservoirs there and the streams that feed them are pristine.

But not by chance. NYC’s water agency, the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), carefully manages this territory.  Streams change course over time and erode their surroundings carrying sediment into reservoirs. So monitoring a stream’s path, flow rate and whether the right, erosion-resistant plants are in place is important.

Join  Mark Vian, stream ecologist with the DEP,  on NYC H2O’s walk along a stream that flows into the Rondout Reservoir as Vian teaches us how he monitors streams that flow into the reservoirs to ensure that NYC’s high water quality.

This event is made possible with funds from the Catskill Watershed Corporation in partnership with the New York City Department of Environmental Protection.