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Croton Hydroelectric Plant, Dam, Croton Dam Road at Muskegon River, Croton, Newaygo County, MI



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Location
Croton Dam Road at Muskegon River, Croton vicinity, MI

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER MI-81-A
Significance: The earth embankment dam at the Croton Hydroelectric Plant is an innovative design feature of this complex designed by William G. Fargo, a Jackson, Michigan civil engineer who specialized in designing small and mid-sized hydroelectric plants in the Midwest in the early Twentieth Century. Fargo was a pioneer in the construction of earth embankment dams on foundations of soft soils, using hydraulic sluicing methods. This dam is one of the earliest examples of the use of this technique east of the Mississippi River.

Subjects
Dams


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

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