Green Pond Reservoir – Rockaway NJ

Description

“One of the big projects accomplished during the CWA program in Morris County and now nearly completed is the creation of a storage reservoir on top of Green Pond Mountain and within the Picatinny arsenal limits. This will cut out considerable pumping costs and prove a real economy in the future. Atop of Green Pond Mountain…lies a swamp….This natural basin of several acres in extent collects many thousand gallons of water from the nearby slopes….The basin is surrounded by many drainage slopes leading thereto which act as natural feeders to it. Consideration has frequently been given to a contemplated dam construction…With the availability of Civil Works Administration funds this admirable project became a reality. Thousands of man hours of labor were provided and filled by persons from the emergency relief lists at Dover, Morristown and other nearby centers….construction work being accomplished by skilled, semiskilled and unskilled labor…1071 days of man labor, 53 truck days, 20 portable shovel days, etc.” (May 21, 1934)

Source notes

http://mcl.mainlib.org/depression/1934may_aug.pdf

Project originally submitted by Andrew Laverdiere on April 15, 2014.

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Location Info


Rockaway, NJ

Coordinates: 41.004342, -74.496225

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