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Friday, January 9, 2009

NYC Water System Lecture

The following is from the New York City Audubon Society lecture series:

Friday, January 23, 2009
Liquid Assets: A History of New York City's Water System

By Diane Galusha

Presented in partnership with
New York State Marine Education Association

This will be an illustrated presentation that will cover the construction of the reservoirs and aqueducts that collect and transport water from a 2,000-square-mile watershed to serve 9 million people in New York City and its upstate suburbs. These public works projects, completed between 1842 and 1965, were engineering marvels that helped make New York the preeminent city in the nation. But they had a dark side -- the elimination of dozens of communities and the displacement of thousands of people.

7:00pm at the
Museum of Natural History, Central Park West and 79th Street
RSVP with Lisa Breslof at AMNH at 212-769-5169.

All lectures are open to the public and free of charge.

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