Reservoir Levels

By WBNG News

July 22, 2010 Updated Jan 2, 2009 at 11:38 AM EST

Flood-control and environmental groups want more water to be released from three upstate New York reservoirs to lessen the
risk of flooding along the Delaware River.

The seven groups have asked New York City Mayor Michael
Bloomberg and the governors of Delaware, New Jersey, New York and
Pennsylvania to get the water released.

The mayor and governors jointly control the operation of the three reservoirs.

Three major floods since 2004 caused severe damage along the
Delaware.

Downstream residents believe the reservoirs are kept too full, leaving them unable to store water from torrential rains.

The groups sent the letter Dec. 22.

Earlier this week, one of the reservoirs, the Pepacton, was
full.

The other two reservoirs are the Cannonsville and Neversink.

They are nearly full.

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