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A NOTE FROM THE DIRECTORS

We're proud to release the DVD version of Deep Water: The True Story of the Ashokan Reservoir, the Schoharie Reservoir and the Ten Lost Towns. The DVD version is packed with extras. In addition to the documentary, the DVD includes two slide shows with over 900 rare photos and vintage film clips. Original music by Robbie Dupree, Artie Traum, Abby Newton, John Herald and many others can be heard throughout the project. It has been 100 years since the Ashokan Reservoir went up on the drawing boards. This release celebrates that anniversary and the communities that make up the Catskill Mountains.

When we first released Deep Water we were surprised at how much interest there was in Catskill Mountain history. Deep Water was broadcast on WMHT (PBS/Schenectady) and was shown in the Woodstock Film Festival and at libraries throughout the Northeast. We received extensive news coverage from the Woodstock Times to the New York Times. We quickly sold out of our video edition.

After 9/11, the New York City water supply once again became big news. Officials rushed to protect the Ashokan Reservoir. Barricades and police officers were placed along strategic points. Many of the same disputes and ideas about protecting New York City and the upstate community surfaced again - much as they had in 1905.

We'd like to thank everyone who contributed to Deep Water. Our narrator Robb Webb, historians Diane Galusha and Bob Steuding and all of the libraries and individuals who generously shared their photos and stories with us.

Artie, Robbie, Tobe

The true story of the Ashokan Reservoir