Potential Freshwater Reservoir in the New York Area

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Science  19 Aug 1966:
Vol. 153, Issue 3738, pp. 870-871
DOI: 10.1126/science.153.3738.870


Estimates of the water budget of Long Island Sound suggest that it could become the largest reservoir in the United States, with a freshwater surplus equal to 12 times the present needs of New York City. The engineering aspects of this undertaking are within the scope of present technology. The dam structures required to isolate this area from the sea could serve as important highway links in place of highway-bridge projects presently under study.