Our Mission

The Catskill Watershed Corporation is a Local Development Corporation established to protect water quality in the NYC Watershed West of the Hudson River; to preserve and support Watershed communities; and to strengthen the region’s economy.
What is a Watershed?

Land from which water drains into a common water body (river, pond, lake, reservoir) by way of streams, soil, and groundwater aquifers is called a Watershed. We all live in one!

The New York City Connection







The 1600-square-mile New York City Catskill-Delaware Watershed (also referred to as the West-of-Hudson, or WOH Watershed) is actually a web of smaller watersheds. Together, they drain into and fill six huge reservoirs that stretch across five counties and supply water to nine million people in NYC and its suburbs. This region is a crucial part of the vast New York City Water System.

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CWC 20th Anniversary Video

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Opportunities —

Workshops, Job Openings, RFPs

Go Boating —

Get details about Reservoir Recreational Boating including an interactive map.