Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative

New York City Water Supply Reservoir Monitoring: Quarterly Reservoir Sampling

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  • Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative

    • Address:
      705 Spear Street
      South Burlington, Vermont 05403
      United States of America

      Phone: (802) 391-4135


    Routine, ongoing, and regularly updated limnology assessments to monitor the drinking water supply in NYCDEP reservoirs.


  • Andrew Bader: Principal Investigator

  • Steven Schindler: Content Provider

  • Joy Damon: Content Provider


  • catskills, long term monitoring, new york city, reservoirs, water,


  • NYC Department of Environmental Protection : lead

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    • Title: Quarterly Reservoir Sampling
    • Start Date: 1987-01-01
    • Description: Quarterly sampling occurs between April and November, with analytes collected in addition to the monthly samples. The variables collected in the quarterly sampling are Alkalinity, Dissolved Calcium, Dissolved Magnesium, Dissolved Potassium, Dissolved Sodium, Calculated Hardness, Chloride, and Sulfate.

    • Purpose: This monitoring effort is a supplement to the routine monitoring, and also helps guide operational changes in routing or water supply intake depth.

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    • Object Name: VMC.1284.2551

    • Data Type: mySQL
    • Citation: Bader, A. (2018) Quarterly Reservoir Sampling. NYCDEP.

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