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Catskill Water Supply System

City of New York

 
 
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By Steve Stoessel, April 13, 2019
1. Catskill Water Supply System Marker
Inscription.  The Shandaken Tunnel here delivers water from the Schoharie Reservior. The tunnel is 18- miles long, 11 feet 6 inches high, 10 feet 3 inches wide, and passes 2630 feet below Balsam Mountain. This tunnel has a carrying capacity of 600 million gallons daily.

The construction of the Catskill Water System was begun in 1907 and water from the Ashokan Reservoir in 1915. The Shandaken Tunnel and Gilboa Dam were begun in 1917. Water was first delivered through this tunnel in February 9th, 1924. The Gilboa Dam was completed in 1926.

This tablet is 22 miles south of the Gilboa Dam and 137 miles north of the Silver Lake Reservoir on Staten Island.
 
Erected 1927.
 
Location. 42° 6.892′ N, 74° 21.812′ W. Marker is in Shandaken, New York, in Ulster County. Marker is on New York State Route 28, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Shandaken NY 12480, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mount Tremper Fire Tower (approx. 3.3 miles away); Phoenicia Station Centennial (approx.
Catskill Water Supply System Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel, April 13, 2019
2. Catskill Water Supply System Marker
3.7 miles away); Catskill Mountains - Shandaken Area (approx. 5.7 miles away); Elm Street Stone Arch Bridge (approx. 6.1 miles away); Ulster County (approx. 7.2 miles away); Fort Shandaken (approx. 7.2 miles away); One Hundredth Anniversary (approx. 8.6 miles away); Fleischmanns NY (approx. 9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shandaken.
 
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Tunnel image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel, April 13, 2019
3. Tunnel
Entering Esopus Creek image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel, April 13, 2019
4. Entering Esopus Creek
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2019. This page originally submitted on April 14, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 46 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 14, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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