Leadership

ANCHOR ICE.

Issue 5 and Volume 37.

ANCHOR ICE. The cities taking water from the Great lakes are frequently troubled with anchor ice at the cribs. Buffalo usually has to deal with this every year and the question of trying to obviate the trouble, coming up recently in that city, caused the following statement of Colonel Ward, director of public works and correspondence on the subject. Colonel Ward says: “Slush ice interferes with our intake nearly every winter and causes dangerous conditions, besides cutting off the supply of water for general use from some parts of the city. The council has been asked to place a new intake in the turbulent Emerald channel and to construct a plant which altogether wil. cost $1,500,000.” At the same time he says the new intake will not be free from slush ice. Cleveland has no trouble with anchor ice. It exists there, of course, but it floats on the surface…

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