The Covington (Ky.) Reservoir.

Issue 22 and Volume 1889 6.

The Covington (Ky.) Reservoir. The new reservoir at Covington, Ky., has been finished. The following description of the work is taken from a contemporary: The preliminary surveys for the selection of the reservoirs were begun January 5, 1887, by Alfred Retry, and the Moreland farm was finally selected because it afforded conditions of topography specially favorable for the construction of a reservoir of 90,000,000 gallons. The next obstacle was the crossing of the Licking river. Soundings and borings were made at different places, and a place was located opposite Finchtown. Considering the great velocity of current, which obtains occasionally in the Licking at the time of extraordinary floods, such modes of construction did not seem to possess the character of permanency and stability. The trustees then arranged with the Maysville and Big Sandy Railroad for the right to place and maintain the pipe on the double-track bridge at a cost…

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