Location: Croton Watershed
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
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.
“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).
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