Friday, April 2, 2010

A Visit to Croton Dam

Wednesday, my design studio class visited the Croton Dam in Croton-on-Hudson. Because we received over 11" of rain in March, the dam was running incredibly fast and high!
The dam was built at the turn of the century, each stone placed by hand (2400' wide, 216' thick at the base). It was quite a site to behold!

For more information about the history of the dam: