Leadership

Adirondack Storage.

Issue 14 and Volume 45.

Adirondack Storage. The 140 engineers and surveyors employed for the last two years by the New York water supply commission on the survey for the conservation of the flood-waters of the State, have finished their labors for the time, and their conclusions have been presented to the legislature. The plan involves an expenditure of about $25,000,000 on saving and utilising the waters that annually go to waste in the Adirondack region. Property owners are to bear the whole or part of the expense, inasmuch as they will be benefited by the use of the water stored hy the building of dams and reservoirs. The State, it is intended, shall derive a revenue hy going into the business of selling power to manufacturing plants. The plan contemplates changing an area covering 1,600 sq miles, the wiping out of entire villages and the creation of artificial waterways. To do this it will…

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