Leadership

CHANGE IN ADOPTED AREA OF CROTON WATERHSED

Issue 14 and Volume 60.

CHANGE IN ADOPTED AREA OF CROTON WATERHSED Acting Chief Engineer William W. Brush of the Department of Water Supply, Gas and Electricity of New York City, has issued a detailed statement in reference to the area of that portion of the Croton watershed utilized by the city as a source of water supply. In the statement he says: The area of the Croton watershed lying above the old Croton dam has been generally reported as 338.8 square miles for the past fifty or more years. To this area was added 21.6 square miles as tributary watershed between the old Croton dam and the new Croton dam, making the generally reported area of the Croton watershed lying above the new Croton dam as 360 square miles. In 1916 the engineers of the Bureau of Water Supply were convinced that these areas were incorrect, and as a result of investigations made during…

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