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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Water supply construction in September advanced 15 percent, helped by the start of the $159 million Catskill Aqueduct repair and rehabilitation project in Catskill, N.Y.
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.
One of the more well-known North American examples of an aqueduct is the Catskill Aqueduct which is part of a system that brings water to the city of New York.
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.
Kennedy, Jr., chief prosecuting attorney for Riverkeeper, Inc., one can "easily catalogue dozens of unguarded sections of the system from which a terrorist could [flood] watershed cities and poison New York Cily's water supply, or shut it down for months - even years." 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.