Biggest Dam in the World

New York Herald

While a water famine scare is being raised in various quarters, and while public attention is being directed in this city, Albany, and elsewhere, to schemes to secure to private parties the right to supply the metropolis with more water, the fact has escaped notice that the finishing touches are now being put on immense public works, planned a decade ago, which will more than double the city's supply at single stroke.

The present supply stored in the Croton district and elsewhere is about thirty-four billion gallons. When the works are open which are now nearing completion the supply will be increased to seventy billion gallons.

United States Postal Cards
April 18, 1901

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