Two Month Shutdown of Shandaken Tunnel Planned

DEP Announces Two Month Shutdown of Shandaken Tunnel for Preliminary Work on Intake Chamber

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced an eight-week shutdown of the tunnel that carries water from Schoharie Reservoir to the Esopus Creek and Ashokan Reservoir. The shutdown, which is scheduled to last from March 1 – April 30, will allow divers to safely enter the intake chamber at Schoharie Reservoir and take detailed measurements to support a $47 million upgrade of its waterworks.

 

Shandaken Tunnel Intake House 1926

Picture courtesy of Water-Works, Bone & Pollara through NYCh2o.org

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