GREAT STORAGE OF NEW YORK RESERVOIRS.
Chief Engineer Walter H. Sears, of the aqueduct commission, New York, states that the city’s reservoirs are so full that the supply would last until next spring. At this time the water supply usually begins to diminish, but the early precipitation of moisture has given the city a great reserve. The water is running over the spillway of the Muscoot reservoir. The report of Mr. Sears says: At the end of the month the elevation of the water surface behind the Croton dam was 189.5 ft., and the total amount of water on storage in the various reservoirs on the watershed was 67,000,000,000 gals. The average daily consumption of water by the city is about 325,000,000 gals. There is, therefore, on hand over two hundred days’ supply, or sufficient to last the city until, say, March t next, a greater amount than ever before in the history of the water supply. The purpose of the Muscoot dam is to maintain the water above it at a constant elevation, thus preventing the recurrence of alternately flooded and uncovered areas. The water is within a couple of feet of the top of the new Croton dam. The overflow at the Muscoot dam reached a height of 3 ins. Their dam is intended to maintain the water above it at a constant elevation, thus preventing the recurrence of alternately flooded and uncovered areas. T he water is within a couple of feet of the top of the new Croton dam. A dashboard is being put up to save the water, if it should reach the top. It would be 2 ft. high and would save 2,282,000 gals, of water.