Whitewater Release Dates

Esopus Creek 2017 Water Release Dates



June 3rd and 4th  2017


July 15th and 16th 2017

  • July 15th Approved
  • July 16th Declined

September 2nd through 4th 2017
Shandaken Whitewater Weekend!!!

Approved (on 8/21)

Oct 7 and 8th  2017
New England Slalom Series

Approved (on 9/29)

For Further Information on Esopus Creek Recreational Water Transfers visit: www.dec.ny.gov/lands/80682.html

The Shandaken Tunnel flows with extra water on Whitewater release weekends
Allaben portal during a special whitewater release weekend (Photo: Daniel Case)

The Esopus Creek is part of the New York City watershed, and is used to transfer water from the Schoharie Reservoir to the Ashokan Reservoir by way of the Shandaken Tunnel and Allaben Portal. Four times a year, depending on watershed conditions, the portal is opened wider, providing higher, faster water for even more exciting tubing!

Esopus Creek River Map  • Whitewater Release Dates •

Esopus Creek USGS River Gauge  • American Whitewater •