Creque Reservoir and Dam Repairs – St. Croix VI

Description

“Extensive repairs were made to Creque Reservoir in St. Croix where silting and increasing seepage endangered the dam structure which impounds 9,000,000 gallons of potable water. The dam footings have been strengthened and the reservoir area cleaned and put in order for the storage of water when the rains fall.”

Built in 1926, the Creque Dam is a 45-foot high arch dam that stores water for Frederiksted. Today, the water in the reservoir sometimes runs low because of a leak.

Source notes

U.S. Department of the Interior, Annual Report of the Governor of the Virgin Islands for the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 1939, Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1939, p. 15.

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Project originally submitted by Brent McKee on May 15, 2017.

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Location Info


Creque Dam Road
St. Croix, VI

Coordinates: 17.74635055799908, -64.87581946557617

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