The entire New York City Water delivery system features 18 collecting reservoirs, three controlled lakes, and 6,000 miles of water mains and pipes as much as 1,000 feet below the surface of the earth. It holds 550 billion gallons of water.

Reservoirs in the Catskill Watershed region include the Cannonsville, Ashokan, Neversink, Pepacton, Schoharie, & Rondout.

The Catskill Watershed Reservoirs were constructed between 1905 and 1967. Today, in addition to providing water for New York City, the reservoirs and their surrounding lands are used for light recreation. Fishing from shores or row boats and hiking and hunting the properties are typical uses. No boats with motors of any kind are allowed on the reservoirs.

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