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REPRINTED FROM THE THIRD ANNUAL REPORT OF THE STATE WATER SUPPLY COMMIS-
SION, WITH REVISIONS SHOWING RESULTS OF ENGINEERING STUDIES TO MARCH 1, 1908
Letter of transmittal
Report of the Commissioners.
Genesee river studies
State policy of water power development...
Report of John R. Freeman, consulting engineer..
Stream flow division
Sacandaga survey division
Full use of the opportunity.
Results in brief
Water power gained on Hudson river....
Two different methods or stages of use
Benefits of Sacandaga power project to existing water powers on
Advantages given by State ownership and control.
The immediate project of private development..
Safety of temporary Sacandaga dam proposed by Hudson river
Genesee storage and power increase.
Promising sites not yet studied....
Possible better use of the Niagara resources.
Details of work of 1907.
Scope of investigation
Antecedents of the Fuller bill..
The Hudson's irregular flow and the Adirondack storage possibilities. 59
Review of previous investigations..
The McElroy report of 1867...
Adirondack storage report of 1874...
U. S. census report on New York water powers.
Upper Hudson storage report of 1895....
Incompleteness of data secured in 1895–6.
Hudson storage report of 1896..
Investigations by Water Storage Commission of 1902.
Restrictions on reservoir building.
Forest preserve restrictions
Effect of lumbering upon stream flow.
Details of work of 1907 Continued.
Popular opposition to storage reservoirs....
Proper reservoir building should be encouraged.
Rules by which storage reservoirs may be made attractive..
Proposed removal of constitutional restriction....
Concerning water power development in general.
A disadvantage of long distance electrical transmission of power
compared with local use.
The Indian lake reservoir
Storage draft from Indian lake.
Water power estimates
Gagings of Hudson at Mechanicville....
Check measurements of tu ne flow at Mechanicville...
Accuracy of measurements from Mechanicville dam..
Diversion for the Champlain canal..
Accuracy of Fort Edward gagings.
Gagings of Schroon river at Warrensburg.
Gagings of Hoosic river at Buskirk....
Irregularities due to Spier's Falls power plant.
Mass curve computations...
Allowance for evaporation from the reservoir surface.
Confirmation by other gagings..
Comparison with the Croton records of rainfall and runoff...
Yield of Sacandaga drainage area compared with Hudson river at
Natural yield without storage in time of drought..
Daily gagings of Hudson river tributaries made for New York State
Water Supply Commission by the U. S. Geological Survey under
Chapter 569 of the Laws of 1907.
Schroon river near Riverbank P. O.
Sacandaga river at Wells...
Sacandaga river at Northville.
Sacandaga river at Hadley..
Hudson river at North Creek.
Hudson river at Thurman...
Confirmation of estimates of Hudson flow by rainfall studies...
Report by Prof. Francis J. Seery upon the several rain gage stations
in the Adirondack plateau...
Additional rain gage stations in Adirondacks..
Rain fall compilations cycles of wet and dry years.
Comparison of rain gages...
Larger runoff on the Sacandaga drainage area...
Yield of water power from the estimated flow from Sacandaga reservoir. 147
Increase of power at present Hudson river plants due to the discharge of
storage from the Sacandaga reservoir
Increase of Hudson river power from Sacandaga storage — (first stage).. 153
Increase of Hudson river power from Sacandaga storage — (second stage). 154
Scope of the Sacandaga surveys..
Proposed plan of Sacandaga works.
Borings at dam sites.
Proposed dam .
Estimates of cost and profit
Real profit on the investment
Studies on Genesee river.....
Inspection at request of city and county officials.
Use of reservoir for flood control — Advantage of State supervision.. 178
Stream flow measurements on upper Genesee.
Accuracy of Mount Morris gagings.
Storage requirements at Portage.
Proposed Portage reservoir
Study of more ancient rainfall records...
Quantity of water to be reserved for scenic effect in Glen Iris. 188
Increased power at present Genesee river plants (first stage)
Increased power at present Genesee river plants (second stage) 194
Flood control by Genesee storage reservoir....
Data from report of Rochester Flood Commission of 1905. 195
Conclusions regarding Genesee river floods.....
Higher dam and cheaper reservoir now proposed..
Plan of Portage works proposed...,
Yield of drainage area above Portage with storage.
Estimate of power.
Construction proposed for Portage dam...
Scenic interest along new railroad location.
Character of sub-strata at thin rim of Portage basin..
Report on Portage rim samples by W. 0. Crosby.
Report on Portage rim samples by W. E. Spear..
Report on Portage rim samples by James L. Davis.
Approximate estimate of cost of Portage reservoir.
Approximate estimate of cost of power plant..
Estimated cost per horse power of the Portage development. 215
Report upon the probable storage capacity and water power that could
be developed by a series of small dams and reservoirs upon the
various tributaries and head waters of the Genesee river above
Portage, together with an estimate of cost, by George G. Shedd,
Extracts from letters of Mr. Hollis French to George G. Shedd, rela-
tive to direct current transmission..
Report upon value of buildings included within the limits of the proposed
Genesee river storage reservoir in towns of Genesee Falls, Portage,
Granger, Hume, Caneadea ; by George G. Shedd, C. E..