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Reduced Draft on Croton System and High Water Causes Overflow of Cornell Dam

Issue 8 and Volume 77.

Reduced Draft on Croton System and High Water Causes Overflow of Cornell Dam The illustration herewith shows the great surplus of water now flowing over the Cornell Dam of the Croton System, New York City water supply. In referring to this condition William W. Brush, deputy chief engineer of the New York department of water supply, gas and electricity, explains that the draft upon the Croton system has been greatly lessened since the recent improvements in the Catskill supply, with a consequent increase in its surplus. Mr. Brush writes: “With the completion of the installation of the additional pipe siphons on the Catskill aqueduct in December 1924, the amount of water supplied from the Catskill system was increased and now is averaging about 580 m. g. d. As a result, the draft from the Croton system has been reduced to about 175 m. g. d. whereas a year ago it…

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