Amawalk Dam and Reservoir

Location:  Croton Watershed

STRUCTURE/PROPERTY

Architect/Engineer/Other Responsible Parties:  Department of Public Works

Historic Use:  Dam and reservoir for the Croton System 

Present Use:  Same

Typology:  Dam/Reservoir

Period(s) of Construction:  1889-1897

Date of Decommissioning:    N/A

Date(s) of Demolition:  N/A

Structural System/Materials:  Earthen embankment with masonry core wall; 1280 feet long, 80 feet high

SOURCES

Kevin Bone, “The Extension of the Croton System,”  Water-works:  The Architecture and Engineering of the New York City Water Supply, Kevin Bone, ed. (New York:  The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of the Cooper Union and The Monacelli Press, 2006)

FICHE PREPARED BY

Jørgen G. Cleemann

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