Category Archives: Reservoirs and Watersheds

New Croton Dam

Source: Oblong to the Hudson by Harry Wirth; 1976

Information here is for archival purposes, and is not current

Route 129, Town of Cortlandt

The New Croton Dam was a fifteen year project completed in 1907. As the tallest masonry dam of its time – 184 feet high – it caused, as part of the New York City Reservoir System, vast changes in the land’s appearance and major alterations in the economy of the Putnam-Westchester area.