Dam Replaces a New York Village

Issue 7 and Volume 51.

Dam Replaces a New York Village On October 19, 1908, the State awarded a $3,000,000 contract to Arthur McMullen to build a massive concrete dam across the Mohawk river, five miles north of Rome, N. Y., which would wipe from the face of the earth the thriving and handsome little village of Delta, seven miles north of Rome, to make the space required for a large storage reservoir with which to feed the barge canal. The last bucketful of concrete was placed last month in the opening in the dam left for the How of the Black River canal. The dimensions of this great piece of masonry are: Total length, 1,016 feet; maximum height, 105 feet; diameter of foundation of the dam at its bottom, 85 feet; top of the spillway, twelve feet and eleven inches. This dam will flood an area of four and three-tenths square miles, and the…

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