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TRENTON, N.J. -- There's more water flowing in the Delaware
New York City began releasing up to 1.5 million gallons per day
from its upstate reservoirs this week.
The idea is to create a more seasonal flow of water and, perhaps,
reduce the risk of flooding which devastated riverfront communities
in 2004, 2005 and 2006.
The city, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware agreed to release
the water based on the level of the reservoirs and the time of year.
More water would flow in the fall and winter and less in the spring
Previously, releases were based on water flow and temperatures.
The Delaware River Basin Commission must hold hearings and write
rules before the interim plan is made final.
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