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With the Flow
NYS Watershed Report, Week of September 20-26, 2021
High flows have slowed down this week, but some in the Lower Hudson Watershed are still much above normal.

Previous Reports


A Black townís water is more poisoned than Flintís. In a white town nearby, itís clean
Activists in Benton Harbor say itís been an uphill battle getting the city, county and state to take action. - The Guardian

Renewable Energy

EVLO™ Reliable Renewable Energy
Intermittent energy storage, batteries for extreme cold weather increase energy stability in remote communities

Toxic Algae

Interview with Dr. Arthur Zastepa, Environment Canada
Full deets on algae...which are toxic, which lakes most affected. Buying lakefront properties. Available home tests and apps. - Video 20 min.

Invasion of the toxic algae slime
Q&A with NYS Department of Environmental Conservation

The WT Algae Glossary
HABS, blue-green, red tide, green slime, cyanobacteria? What? Here's the lowdown

Click on links below

TODAY Watersheds Toxic Algae Counties Nine Nations Investigative

Western New York Finger Lakes Southern Tier Central New York North Country Mohawk Valley Capital District Hudson Valley New York City Long Island


Complete data on NY watersheds, including population, rivers, streams, reservoirs, regulators and community water systems. Click on links below.

Watersheds Basics   All Regions   Northwest    Southwest   Central   Northeast

With the Flow Watershed Report Overview - Click on image for full report

Infrastructure - A look at New York infrastructure by the numbers

Toxic Algae

The Health of Water

Leave it to beavers to restore ecosystem health

Hydration is not just about drinking enough water

The molecule of life and aquaporin channels

Water cohesion and all that Quantum Jazz

Changing The Water Narrative Ė Fusing Indigenous & Non-Indigenous Perspectives

The natural energy of water



NASA spin-off aims to clean the world's contaminated soil, sediment and groundwater, forever
Interview with Ian Doromal, co-founder of ecoSpears, on the green technologies his company has developed for remediation
Environment-friendly commercial aviation that requires no roads or airports
Interview with Mark Dorey, CEO Straightline Aviation
First low orbit launch site in Canada. Lift-off 2023!

Interview with Steve Matier, CEO and Spaceport Developer, Maritime Launch Services

Columbia physicist says forethought saved NYC billions in wake of Sandy

Dr. Klaus Jacob on his experience of Sandy, how we should adapt to sea level rise, and the dire consequences if we don't.


Corporations are responsible for cleaning up their industrial mess but should they set the standards?
If responsible sources of contamination pay for and conduct the remediation it allows the responsible party to target the absolute minimum in terms of cleanup. Akwasasne Part 2. (PCBs).

How Mega Corps contaminated community's land and water since 1903
The contaminants left behind by General Motors, Alcoa and Reynolds impact Akweswasne's water, wildlife and people to this day. Akwasasne Part 1.

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