Monday, January 5, 2009

Whats happening 150 miles from Kensington

This picture was taken about five minutes ago.

The snow in this picture will eventually melt and run down little brooks and streams until it reaches the Pepacton reservoir about a mile away. Just about where the first line of mountains are and out of view from this picture lies the mighty Pepacton.

Now for those who have never heard it’s name, the Pepacton is NYC’s largest reservoir. When full she packs in about 140 billion gallons of water. That’s enough water alone to keep New York City wet for about 140 days if it stopped raining for five months.

But don’t worry we have other reservoirs and it always seems to be raining or snowing in the Catskills anyway.

Ron Lopez

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