Titicus Dams and Reservoir

Location:  Croton Watershed

STRUCTURE/PROPERTY

Architect/Engineer/Other Responsible Parties:  Alphonse Fteley, Chief Engineer for the Aqueduct Commission from 1888

Historic Use:  Dam and reservoir for the Croton System 

Present Use:  Same

Typology:  Dam/Reservoir

Period(s) of Construction:  1890-1896

Date of Decommissioning:    N/A

Date(s) of Demolition:  N/A

Structural System/Materials:  Earthen embankments with solid masonry; 1519 feet combined length, 109 feet height.

MISCELLANEOUS

“The West Branch Reservoir later became an integral part of the modern water system when it was incorporated into the Delaware System as a receiving and balancing reservoir for the Delaware Aqueduct” (Water-works 84).

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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