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Oradell Dam Turns 100

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photos courtesy of Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Oradell NJ, Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco said, “the 100th anniversary of the Oradell Dam could not have fallen on a more perfect day!”

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Tedesco continued,”With the capacity to hold 3.5 billion gallons of water and draw a staggering 98 million gallons per day, the Oradell Dam is an engineering marvel that continues to play a critical role in our region’s water infrastructure.”

“It was a joy to celebrate this integral piece of Bergen County’s infrastructure, which has been a source of clean drinking water for residents and businesses in Bergen County and surrounding counties since 1923. Thank you to Veolia for their stewardship of this essential reservoir.”

The Oradell Reservoir Dam is located primarily in the borough of Oradell, but the reservoir also extends across the borders of the nearby boroughs of Haworth, Emerson, Closter, and Harrington Park. The reservoir is fed by the Upper Hackensack River, the Pascack Brook and Dwars Kill. The reservoir feeds the Lower Hackensack River via the Oradell Dam. Upstream from the Oradell Reservoir are three other reservoirs: Woodcliff Lake Reservoir, also in Bergen County; Lake DeForest in Rockland County in New York; and Lake Tappan, traversing the borders of Bergen and Rockland counties across the state line. The Oradell Dam was constructed to supply potable water to northern New Jersey and has essentially separated the Hackensack River into two distinct components: the upper river (above the dam) and the lower river (below the dam)

3 thoughts on “Oradell Dam Turns 100

  1. Is he going to run for governor. He’s everywhere.

  2. Great walking paths on all sides of the river.

    You might have to climb a fence or two but well worth it.

  3. Looks like NJ will be needing a new Senator soon….

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