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Looking upriver from the Delaware Water Gap. This great river is the sum of its parts — finding the right balance for those parts is the job of the 4 border states and New York City. That’s why the failure of all parties to agree to a new Flexible Flow Management Plan is such a disservice to the river and the people who rely on it.


The argument about who gets how much Delaware River water continues


New York City has announced that it's going to cut the voluntary extra releases of water to the Delaware it has made over the summer and that announcement has refocused attention on the failure of the four states bordering the river, and New York City, to reach an agreement on who gets how much water from the river.

"We knew that the voluntary releases were a temporary short-term solution," said Adam Bosch, director of public affairs for the New York City Department of Environmental Protection. "We didn't want to see a drop in river flows as thousands of visitors were coming to the region."

"Negotiations are going really well," he added. "We're pretty close to an agreement."

Up to this point it seemed it was a two-way argument between New Jersey and New York City's Department of Environmental Protection: NYCDEP had the water that New Jersey wanted more of. New York State has had an active interest as well, since it promotes tourism in the Upper Delaware as a way to foster economic growth in the region.



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