5 edition of Power aspects of the Tocks Island Dam, Delaware River Basin. found in the catalog.
Power aspects of the Tocks Island Dam, Delaware River Basin.
United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Public Works. Subcommittee on Flood Control: Rivers and Harbors.
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||iv, 91 p.|
|Number of Pages||91|
|LC Control Number||73601401|
In the end, the Tocks Island Dam project never happened, but the land the government acquired became the foundation for the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, which today sees 5 million. H.R. (93 rd): A bill to deauthorize permanently the construction of the Tocks Island Dam on the Delaware River. Call or Write Congress React to this bill with an emoji.
Tocks Island Dam Project - Delaware Cemetery Interments in cemeteries that were almost left underwater, had the Tocks Island Dam Project gone through. Newspaper notices in PA, NJ, & NY, sought next of kin for the interred, and as much info as was there is now on each memorial. Directed by Ryan Balton. With Nick Troiano. In the aftermath of the ravaging flood, the Army Corps of Engineers set out to construct a dam across the Delaware River. The Tocks Island Dam would create a lake and recreational area consum acres of farmland and residential property. This video documentary exposes the grassroots environmental movement by local residents Actors: Nick Troiano.
In the Tock's Island Dam project was proposed to Congress as a means to provide necessary flood control, hydroelectric power and to supply drinking water to both New York and Philadelphia. The area was then acquired for the Army Corp of Engineers through the use of Eminent Domain and at this time the area became the Delaware National Park. History buffs and naturalists alike won't want to miss a trip to the Tocks Island Dam Site. In the 's and 's, a series of floods prompted Congress to examine a variety of plans to regulate the flow if the Delaware River. Among the options was an Army Corps of Engineers study and plan to construct a dam in the river basin.
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Get this from a library. Power aspects of the Tocks Island Dam, Delaware River Basin: hearings before the Subcommittee on Flood Control: Rivers and Harbors of the Committee on Public Works, United States Senate, Ninety-first Congress, first session.
March 18 [United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Public Works. Tocks Island Dam. Tocks Island is a small island located a short distance north of the Delaware Water Gap in the Delaware River between New Jersey and is part of Hardwick Township, in Warren County, New site was proposed for dam construction several times by the Corps of Engineers, beginning in and again in The controversial damming of the Delaware River at Tocks Island, authorized by Congress inwould have created a 37 mile-long reservoir for water, power and flood control north of the Delaware Water Gap.
Viewed by many to be a good idea at the time, the Tocks Island Dam would have destroyed approximat acres of woodlands, virtually. First published in and named a Choice Outstanding Academic Book the following year, Damming the Delaware is the definitive study of two hundred years of water management history along the Delaware River.
The history of the Tocks Island Dam Project is traced from an early antidam treaty, through the highly emotional environmental Price: $ SURFACE-WATER RECORDS LOCATIONLat 41°00'48", long 75°05'10" referenced to North American Datum ofHardwick Township, Warren County, NJ, Hydrologic Uniton left bank ft streamward from River Road, mi downstream from Tocks Island, mi northeast of Delaware Water Gap, PA, and mi upstream from bridge on Interstate Route I liked the book because I am a canoer who has paddled the Delaware and a river activist who can use lots of tips.
The author, Richard Albert, provides an insider's perspective. Most recently, he was a supervising engineer and basin planner for the Delaware River Basin Commission.
He's been involved in river studies for three decades/5(4). the last century. And during this transformation in national policy, the fate of Tocks Island Dam and the Delaware River became entangled in, and contributed to those larger social changes.
Today the resulting compromise of the decades-long struggle over water in the Delaware River, the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, is by far the Author: Gina Bloodworth. dam on the Delaware, and in the Army Corps of Engineers had studied the feasibility of a dam at Tocks.
Spurred by the floods, Congress in authorized the Corps to restudy the Delaware River Basin and appropriated $2 million for the purpose. In December the Corps completed its Comprehensive Survey of the Water. Congress in authorized the Army Corps of Engineers to construct a ‐foot‐high earthen dam across the Delaware River at Tocks Island, in fulfillment of a Corps plan to provide flood.
The Tocks Island Dam was a huge multi-purpose reservoir project proposed for the Delaware River six miles upstream from the Delaware Water Gap. The project involved the purchase of 70, acres of land, construction of a 40 mile long lake with depths up to feet.
Teaseer to the upcoming feature length documentary about the Delaware River, The events, but more importanly, the people behind the Tocks Island Dam Story.
Congress responded quickly, commissioning the Army Corps of Engineers to dust off a s river basin study and determine the viability of constructing dams and reservoirs along the Delaware, with one dam on the main stem of the river at the southern tip of Tocks Island. The proposed Tocks Island Dam would have created a lake-sized reservoir.
of the Delaware River. Supporters of Tocks Island and representa-tives of both the Corps and the DRBC responded that the dam was the most efficient way to provide the flood control, water supply, and recreation the Delaware River Basin needed.
The opposition was not swayed, however, and the project was eventually scuttled. A fascinating story of the 20+ year struggle locals had to face in the midst of the looming Tocks Island Dam Project, a massive dam and reservoir on the Delaware River which would have dramatically changed the PA, NJ, and NY region as we currently know it.
Note: Use the official hydrograph at the top of this web page for river levels within the next 72 hours. Click individual graphics to enlarge. During winter months, cold and ice may result in inaccurate real-time stream stage and streamflow data.
InCongress authorized a dam at Tocks Island, six miles above the Delaware Water Gap. The Army Corps of Engineers sent in surveyors, real-estate buyers and, later, bulldozers. In his thoroughly research book on the Tocks Island Dam controversy and eminent domain process, former Delaware River Basin Commission staff member Richard Albert argues that from the beginning the planning, research, and eminent domain process were plagued by.
Her photos for the Tocks Island Dam project are of simple objects, exquisitely composed. Some are in color and some in black and white. For more information about the location and hours of the Author: Warren Reporter. Old Mine Road, Tocks Island Dam, Squatters, and the Delaware Water Gap National Rec.
Area History time. An interesting read if you'll take the time. Edit: Since I posted this article, I have come upon information about this house on a park service document. It is known as the Johnson Losey House, and once was the home of Enos : 46K. I ABSTRACT The Delaware River is one ofthe few remaining free-flowingmajor rivers in the United States today.
Inthe late s, however, the Anny Corps ofEngineers proposed to dam the Delaware by constructing an earth-filleddam at Tocks Island. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers finally evicted squatters from the Delaware River valley inbut found it had lost the "war" for public support to build the mile Tocks Island : DAVE PIERCE.The flooding killed over individuals and damaged a large number of properties.
Congress responded by proposing a dam at the southern tip of tocks island on the main stem of the Delaware River. The government purchased a large area near the river to convert into a reserve from the dammed water.Three miles below Poxono the river passes by a seemingly insignificant narrow island only half mile in length.
This is Tocks Island, where plans to construct a huge earthen dam spanning the Delaware near the island's southern end, created much turmoil in the s.