Leadership

WATER STORAGE IN THE ADIRONDACKS.

Issue 12 and Volume 26.

WATER STORAGE IN THE ADIRONDACKS. STORAGE of water in the great Adirondack valleys has become an accomplished fact, and will thus become a matter of the highest importance to the commerce and industry of New York State, whose proper authorities have inspected the big Indiun lake reservoir and accepted it as a part of the canal system. This great work was undertaken by the mill owners along the upper Hudson — the Btute consenting thereto and helping it—with the intention of increasing the summer flow in the Hudson. After the reservoir had been completed, the State assumed control over it and became responsible for its maintenance, thereby gaining an additional water supply for the Champlain canal and the navigable portion of the Hudson, beginning at Troy. The reservoir, which is largely the work of George W. Rafter, an engineer of Rochester, N. Y., has a capacity of 5,000,000,000 cubic feet…

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