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

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