Amsterdam Reservoir in a Drouth Season.

Amsterdam Reservoir in a Drouth Season.

In view of the drouth prevailing in some sections this fall the following statement of conditions at Amsterdam, N. Y., taken from the annual report of Water Superintendent Snell, as to the supply of water through a drouth season may be interesting as a comparative basis. Of the principal reservoir. Superintendent Snell states:

“‘1 he Glen Wild reservoir was full and overflowing April 27, 1908. From that time and until October 20. 1908, on account of the great drouth prevailing during the entire season, the Hans creek being nearly dry the most of the time, and also from the fact that the McOueen and Rodgers supply was entirely shut off until so late in the season that when it was turned on the supply was inadequate and limited to a very small quantity of water, the Glen Wild reservoir supplied the city with nearly all the water that was used and practically all that the pipe line could carry from Hans creek to the city. The lowest point it reached was 10 ft. 0 in. below flowline, October 26, 1908, leaving in the reservoir 400, 000,000 gal., or as much water as the vitrified conduit line could bring to the Kellogg reservoir in 80 days, exclusive of intervening rainfall How in Hans creek and the storage con tained in both the Cook reservoir and Little Round lake. This reservoir commenced to flow over spillway again April 20, 1909.” RAINFALL AT GLEN WILD.

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