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New Croton Dam, Croton on Hudson

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The New Croton Dam (also known as Cornell Dam) is a dam forming the New Croton Reservoir, both parts of the New York City water supply system. It stretches across the Croton River near Croton-on-Hudson, New York, about 22 miles (35 km) north of New York City.

Construction began in 1892 and was completed in 1906. Designed by Alphonse Fteley (1837–1903), the masonry dam is 266 feet (81 m) broad at its base and 297 feet (91 m) high from base to crest. At the time of its completion, it was the tallest dam in the world. It impounds up to 19 billion US gallons (72,000,000 m3) of water, a small fraction of the New York City water system's total storage capacity of 580 billion US gallons (2.2×109 m3).
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  • While in Croton visiting a friend for a week, somehow we kept getting delayed in seeing the Dam, and now I'm sorry because experiencing it once was not enough! I'm not easily wowed by such a natural.....  more
    While in Croton visiting a friend for a week, somehow we kept getting delayed in seeing the Dam, and now I'm sorry because experiencing it once was not enough! I'm not easily wowed by such a natural.....  more »
  • I lived in Croton for many years and took my dog to the Dam daily. The beauty of the park and trails and the magnificence of the Falls ALWAYS got me. 
    I lived in Croton for many years and took my dog to the Dam daily. The beauty of the park and trails and the magnificence of the Falls ALWAYS got me.  more »

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