The Sawkill Creek - Meeting Modern Needs

The Sawkill Creek

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Meeting Modern Needs

During the 1920s, workers diverted water from the lake upstream to run the hydroelectric power station at the base of the Sawkill’s lower falls. This photograph shows the dam and some of the waterworks for the project, remnants of which survive to the present day.

Sawkill upper dam with pipe. Albumen photograph, c. 1930. Bard College, Historic Hudson Valley.

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