The Basic Creek Reservoir is one of three reservoirs in the City of Albany
, New York
's water system. The reservoir is located in Westerlo, New York and was constructed from 1928-1932 by damming the Basic Creek and flooding former farmland and forest. It is bisected by the Albany County
Route 404 causeway.The Basic Creek Reservoir serves as a feeder reservoir, allowing water from the Basic Creek watershed to be diverted to the Hannacroix Creek, which in turn flows into the Alcove Reservoir
, the primary source of water for the city.