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Ashokan Reservoir

Catskill study

One of the upstate reservoirs that supply water to the City of New York, the Ashokan is a favorite of ours because of unobstructed views of the Catskills and the scenic bridge across the middle. There's also a great spillway, and fountains at the pumping plant.

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"Ashokan South"

Ashokan South

Ashokan reservoir near the south end of the bridge that crosses the reservoir in the middle.

February 15, 2006

Ashokan South (02/04)

View from the south end of the Ashokan Reservoir bridge showing a lot of ice. The mountains in this area are especially interesting in winter.

February 2004
"Ashokan South (02/04)" image

"Frozen Ashokan"

Frozen Ashokan

Taken from a now-closed access road, this shows the Ashokan frozen over, and a great view of the mountains in winter.

January 2003

Ashokan Fountain

Annie "double-handedly" controls the fountains at the aerator by the reservoir pumping plant.

June 2005
"Ashokan Fountain" image

"Ashokan Fountain (6/06)"

Ashokan Fountain (6/06)

Fountain / Aerator by the Ashokan Reservoir pumping plant.

June 30, 2006

Ashokan Spillway

Ashokan reservoir spillway. Interesting man-made "steps" where the reservoir spills out.

February 15, 2006
"Ashokan Spillway" image

"Ashokan Spillway (06/30/06)"

Ashokan Spillway (06/30/06)

The Ashokan reservoir spillway handles a lot of water after recent heavy rains. Tawna got this great shot of the man-made falls, and wheeling birds.

June 30, 2006

Tumbling Water

Tawna took this great closeup of the water tumbling over the Ashokan spillway.

June 30, 2006
"Tumbling Water" image

"Reservoir Wall"

Reservoir Wall

Tawna captured this elegantly curved diverter wall in the spillway of the Ashokan reservoir.

June 30, 2006

Ashokan Outflow

Across the road from the spillway, a raging river results from excess water running out of the reservoir.

June 30, 2006
"Ashokan Outflow" image

"Ashokan Scene 1 (6/06)"

Ashokan Scene 1 (6/06)

Pretty scene taken along the road on the southeastern side of the Ashokan reservoir.

June 30, 2006

Big Sky at Ashokan

A view of a busy sky over the Ashokan reservoir in the Catskills.

June 19, 2008
"Big Sky at Ashokan" image


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