Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir in Central Park, NYC

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir in Central Park, NYC

The Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir, also known to many as the Central Park Reservoir, is a reservoir that is no longer in use as a water supply. It was 'retired' back in 1993 after it was determined that it was vulnerable to contamination and was also made obsolete by superior methods of supplying some of the water supply for the city. The reservoir was still considered a part of the city's water supply, for emergency use during droughts, until 1999. As for being renamed, that happened in 1994 to honor Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.

Related: 131-Year-Old Reservoir Is Deemed Obsolete

The street view panorama below was taken during the January 2016 blizzard



Other quick facts about the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir:

The reservoir comprises an area of 106 acres.
Starting in 1858, Irish immigrants were the main workers working on the reservoir.
The reservoir was initially known as the Croton Reservoir prior to its subsequent names.





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