URSI: Ashokan Reservoir Archaeology

The Ashokan Reservoir in the Catskills supplies about 40% of New York City’s drinking water. During its construction in the early 20th century, about a dozen farming communities were impounded and about 2,000 residents lost their homes and means of livelihood. Today, the NYC Department of Environmental Conservation continues a program of land acquisition to fortify the buffer around the reservoir. A recently acquired parcel is the subject of an Undergraduate Research Summer Institute project to document the reservoir’s impact on local communities.

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Update: NWS has canceled the tornado watch for Dutchess County (9/18, 8:20pm).

Update (8:20pm): The National Weather Service has canceled the tornado watch for tonight in Dutchess County. A severe thunderstorm warning is still in effect. Please be advised that the National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for Dutchess County that is in effect until 11:00pm this evening, September 18, 2012. In case of severe weather, seek shelter immediately and remain there until the storm subsides.

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