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RAILWAY CAUSED WATER PROBLEM

Issue 4 and Volume 68.

RAILWAY CAUSED WATER PROBLEM To Avoid Relocation of Railroad or Flooding of Tracks by Reservoir, Sluice Gates Were Added to Dam to Maintain Proper Water Elevation. A work of considerable interest owing to the peculiar problems which confronted the engineers is that of the improvements recently made in the water supply plant of the Consolidated Water Company of Suburban New York, which supplies the villages of North Tarrytown, Irvington, Ardsley, Scarsdale, Hastings and Dobbs Ferry, of Westchester County, N. Y. In order to increase the supply of these fast-growing towns the company decided that it would have to enlarge its reservoir and in order to accomplish this the dam, which was then 300 feet in length, was raised eight feet. This increased the storage capacity from 84,000,000 gallons in the original reservoir to 191,000,000 gallons as it is at present. The length of the dam was originally 300 feet but…

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