Catskill Aqueduct


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Catskill Aqueduct:

see Ashokan ReservoirAshokan Reservoir
, 13 sq mi (34 sq km), SE N.Y., completed 1912. It is supplied by the Esopus and Schoharie watersheds and provides part of New York City's water supply. Water is carried to the city via the 92-mi-long (148-km) Catskill Aqueduct.
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For example, the Catskill Aqueduct System, which brought clean water to New York City, cost more than the Panama Canal and almost as much as the first transcontinental railroad.
Linking them was the Catskill Aqueduct, a concrete-lined conduit which was, in some places, a tube laid in a trench and covered with earth, and in others, a pressure tunnel hewn through bedrock.
For instance, the Catskill aqueduct is largely visible, open, and unguarded along its 120-mile length.
Mitchell dedicated the Catskill Aqueduct at ceremonies in Central Park.