Division of Water, Parts 670-672: Reservoir Releases Regulations (New York)

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Place New York

Applies to States or Provinces New York
Name Division of Water, Parts 670-672: Reservoir Releases Regulations (New York)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Environmental Regulations
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small), Natural Gas, Nuclear
Active Policy Yes

Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Primary Website http://www.dec.ny.gov/regs/2485.html

Last Review 2014-09-15


Water releases from New York State reservoirs are subject to monitoring and regulation; these sections establish rules for the Schoharie, Shandaken Tunnel-Esopus Creek, Cannonsville, Pepacton, Neversink, Ashokan, Kensico, Rondout, Croton System (Boyds Corner, West Branch, Bog Brook, East Branch, Middle Branch, Croton Falls, Cross River, Titicus, Amawalk, Muscoot and New Croton), Mongaup System (Toronto, Swinging Bridge, Cliff Lake, Rio), East Sidney Lake, Sleepy Hollow Lake, Cooper Lake, and Sturgeon Pond reservoirs. The purpose of regulating such releases of water is to protect and enhance the recreational use of the rivers and streams affected by those releases, while ensuring, and without impairing, an adequate supply of water for power production or for any municipality which uses water from such reservoirs for drinking and other purposes.

Policy Contact

Department NY Department of Environmental Conservation
Division Division of Water
Address 625 Broadway Albany, NY 12233-3508

Phone 5184028233


Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Environmental Conservation Law §§I-010i 3-0301 15-0805

Date Enacted 1977