Since the torrential rains of Christmas Day raised levels of the Ashokan Reservoir, New York City has been dumping 600 million gallons of (mostly) turbid water into the Lower Esopus Creek. From the air, the 35-mile long toffee-colored tongue reaches Olivebridge to Saugerties and the Hudson River (where more than 100,000 people get their drinking water). Join my conversation with Amanda Lavalle, Director of the Ulster County Department of the Environmental; Fred Costello, 4-term Saugerties town supervisor and Riverkeeper Staff Attorney Victoria Leung for some clues as to how long this dumping will go on ... and its long-term damages. Plus, get ready for the Winter Hoot, with some highlights from the February 6th lineup (Ani Di Franco, the Mammals, Jay Ungar and Molly Mason, Restless Age, Gail Ann Dorsey and more ...).