Titicus Reservoir
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LocationWestchester County, New York
Coordinates41°19′58.44″N 73°37′29.28″W / 41.3329000°N 73.6248000°W / 41.3329000; -73.6248000Coordinates: 41°19′58.44″N 73°37′29.28″W / 41.3329000°N 73.6248000°W / 41.3329000; -73.6248000
Catchment area24 sq mi (62 km2)[1]
Basin countriesUnited States
Surface area681.5 acres (275.8 ha)[2]
Average depth32 ft (9.8 m)

Titicus Reservoir is one of 12 in the New York City water supply system's Croton Watershed. It is located in the Town of North Salem in Westchester County, 30 miles (48 km) north of the city of New York.[1]

At full capacity it holds 7.2 billion gallons (2.7 million m³).[1] It is 681.5 acres (2.7 km²) in area, two miles (3.2 km) long, reaches a mean depth of 32 feet (9.8 m) and drains a 24-square mile (62.4 km²) area[2] in North Salem and Lewisboro. The Titicus River which feeds the east end of the reservoir begins more than five miles away in Ridgefield, CT. This river drains much of northern Ridgefield and Ridgebury, CT.

Water from the reservoir goes first along the Titicus to the Muscoot Reservoir, then into New Croton Reservoir and finally along the 24-mile (38.6-km) New Croton Aqueduct to the Jerome Park Reservoir in the Bronx, where it is part of the city's daily draw.

It has been supplying the city since 1893.[1]

See also


  1. ^ a b c d "Titicus". The City of New York. 2019. Retrieved 3 March 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Titicus Reservoir". New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. Retrieved 3 March 2019.

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