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The Dam at Croton-on-Hudson

The New Croton Dam is the jewel in the crown of the vast, sprawling water supply system for New York City. The needs for fresh water for the City began growing dramatically by the early 19th century. The City fathers, recognizing that they couldn’t provide fresh water for the City locally, began looking in the 1820s and 1830s to the rivers north of the City. The result was what as known as the Croton Dam, designed by the engineer John Jarvis and located about six miles upstream of where the Croton River joins the Hudson. Built in 1842, the masonry dam was 57 feet high and fed water to what remains known as the Croton Aqueduct, which originally delivered water to a massive brick reservoir at 42nd Street and 5th Avenue. http://bgharvey.com/new-croton-dam-croton-hudson-ny/

Kommentare 10

  • Eifelpixel 23. August 2017, 7:23

    Einen Überlauf in der Art habe ich noch nie gesehen. Sieht gut aus
    Gute Tage wünsche ich dir Joachim
  • Hans-Olaf FLÜGEL 11. Juli 2017, 12:05

    Interessantes Bauwerk, diese Staumauer mit dem Aquädukt. So etwas Ähnliches haben schon die Römer vor über 2.000 Jahren gebaut. Stand damals aber in keiner Zeitung und keiner hat ein Bild davon gemacht ;>))
    olly
  • Thomas Reitzel 5. Juli 2017, 9:10

    Seems like a "must see" to me - if I ever manage to cross the Atlantic ocean!
    Spectacular view from the foot of the dam, with these cascades and the waterfall behind.
    The beautiful iron bridge then really make the picture and shows the real height of the dam. Awe-inspiring!
    Very well done, compliments!
    Gruß aus Rheinhessen,
    Tom
  • Steve Ember 4. Juli 2017, 20:08

    An inviting treatment of this scenic spot along the Hudson. Must see it on a future trip!
    Compliments,
    Steve
  • TeresaM 2. Juli 2017, 22:40

    Excellent le point de prise de vue ++++
    Un excellent regard & une jolie vision mise en valeur !!
    Amitiés & bonne fin de soirée !
  • claudine capello 2. Juli 2017, 11:15

    avevo sentito parlare di questo ma non l ho mai visto!!! davvero stupendo ! complimenti per la bella inquadratura cl
  • Sybille Treiber 2. Juli 2017, 11:12

    Ein schönes Foto.
    Ungewöhnlich die Kombination mit Brücke und Wasserfällen.
    LG Sybille
    • gemblue 2. Juli 2017, 21:09

      Das ist nur ein kleiner Damm, nicht so gross wie die Talsperre im Schwarzwald :-)
  • Frederick Mann 2. Juli 2017, 9:48

    fabulous picture...
    (and thanks for the text
    )
    • gemblue 2. Juli 2017, 21:11

      It was a nice ride along Route 6 with the Hudson River on one side. It was very humid, and most of the photos came out "milky" looking.