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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  • So impressive given this was built in 1907! Georgeous park with amazing view of a very historic site.  more »
  • An amazing day trip. It’s absolutely beautiful. This time of year with leaves changing colors it was just spectacular. Make sure to bring your best camera and wear comfortable shoes. Lots of...  more »
  • Beautiful day trip to see the dam and reservoir. Short easy hike to the top of the dam. Wonderful views and plenty of space for picnicking.  more »

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