Created By: Diane Lebo Wallace
Cannonsville Reservoir is formed by damming the West Branch of the Delaware River, which continues south and becomes part of the lower Delaware River, the border between New York and Pennsylvania. It was placed into service in 1964 and holds 95.7 billion gallons at full capacity. When the water filled the valley, it consumed 19,910 acres of Delaware County; eliminating 94 farms, destroying five settlements -- Cannonsville, Granton, Rock Rift, Rock Royal and Beerston, and displacing 941 people.
Cannonsville Reservoir is one of four reservoirs in New York City’s Delaware system.
FLT Map M28
This point of interest is part of the tour: History along the Finger Lakes Trail - Catskills Region