I’ve posted pictures of the Croton Dam before (see Croton Dam and Croton Dam Revisited) but earlier pictures have been taken from the dam plaza looking up. This one is taken from the top of the dam looking across the New Croton Reservoir. I like the contrast between the water rushing down the spillways and the mirror-like smoothness of the reservoir. I well remember the first time I saw the dam. I’d walked up the Old Croton Aqueduct trail from our house in Briarcliff Manor. As I approached the dam I heard the roar of the water long before I could see the dam. When I finally did see it I was astonished. It’s really quite spectacular.

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