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Graphic by Peter J. Kolesar
This chart compares normal releases from New York City reservoirs into the Delaware River under the current water release management plan, the FFMP (top line) and under Revision 1 (bottom line), to which the system would revert if New Jersey refuses to vote to extend the FFMP. The distance between the lines represents the difference in releases. Note that under Revision 1, at some times of year conservation releases are only about a quarter of FFMP levels; at no point do they amount to much more than 60% of FFMP levels.

Troubled waters for Delaware River

DELAWARE RIVER BASIN — Water from the Delaware River and the wider basin serves many purposes, including providing drinking water for New York City, New Jersey and Philadelphia among other places.


TRR photo by David Hulse  
Delaware Valley Superintendent Dr. John Bell is pictured concluding Senate Bill 76 PowerPoint program at the February 16 meeting of the Delaware Valley Board of School Directors meeting.

School tax reform provokes alarm

WESTFALL, PA — Amid other business discussed at the school board meeting last month, Delaware Valley (DV) Superintendent Dr. John Bell hinted at the impacts of school tax reform; last week he rang the fire bell.


TRR photo by David Hulse
Highland Chief Constable Mike Walton, left, Councilman Jim Hanson and Supervisor Jeff Haas are pictured in the Eldred fire station, where Hanson and Councilman Fred Bosch have taken on the removal of the former sheriff’s sub-station office. The office will be moved to the rear of the interior space, where it will replace the constables’ office, currently located in the town court in Barryville. The move will allow indoor, out-of-the-weather parking for two patrol vehicles and expanded office space for the constables.

Byway reports Route 97 improvements

ELDRED, NY — Some four miles of narrow and crumbling shoulders of Route 97, and perhaps more, will be replaced between the Roebling Bridge and Barryville, Upper Delaware Scenic Byway (UDSB) Chair Glenn Pontier reported to the Highland Town Board on February 14.

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