Muscoot Reservoir

In the early 1900’s New York City purchased and condemned much of the land surrounding the Muscoot River in Goldens Bridge

In the village of Goldens Bridge, homes, businesses, and even a church were moved before the Muscoot River was dammed and flooded to create the Muscoot Reservoir, a source of drinking water for New York City. 

The reservoir is 8 miles long and when filled to capacity, can hold almost 5 billion gallons of water.