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Quick facts for kidsMiddle Branch Reservoir
|Location||Town of Southeast, Putnam County, New York|
|Primary inflows||Middle Branch Croton River|
|Primary outflows||Middle Branch Croton River|
|Catchment area||21 sq mi (54 km2)|
|Basin countries||United States|
|Surface area||400 acres (160 ha)|
Middle Branch Reservoir is a reservoir in the New York City water supply system located in the Town of Southeast in Putnam County, 35 miles (65 km) north of the city. Created in 1878 by damming the Middle Branch of the Croton River, it is one of twelve in the Croton Watershed.
Middle Branch covers 400 acres (1.6 km²), with an average depth of 31 feet (9.4 m), although some areas in the reservoir's southern extent reach 50 feet (15 m). It drains an area of 21 square miles (55 km²) reaching into Dutchess County. At full capacity, it holds 4.1 billion gallons (6.4 million m³).
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