New Croton Dam, Croton on Hudson

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The New Croton Dam (also known as Cornell Dam) is a dam forming the New Croton Reservoir, both parts of the New York City water supply system. It stretches across the Croton River near Croton-on-Hudson, New York, about 22 miles (35 km) north of New York City.

Construction began in 1892 and was completed in 1906. Designed by Alphonse Fteley (1837–1903), the masonry dam is 266 feet (81 m) broad at its base and 297 feet (91 m) high from base to crest. At the time of its completion, it was the tallest dam in the world. It impounds up to 19 billion US gallons (72,000,000 m3) of water, a small fraction of the New York City water system's total storage capacity of 580 billion US gallons (2.2×109 m3).
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  • Beautiful day trip to see the dam and reservoir. Short easy hike to the top of the dam. Wonderful views and plenty of space for picnicking.  more »
  • We have used the Aqueduct as a walkway for years. It starts at the New Croton Dam, which is a spectacle in itself and winds its way 41 miles to the NYC border. We walk the section from the Dam to the....  more »
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