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Cayuga Dike Pump Station

Along the west bank of the Hackensack River, the access road I was on to get to DB Junction is actually a flood control wall called Cuyuga Dike, which you can see on the satellite map. The dike protects the Kearny Brackish Marsh, an area roughly bordered by the dike on the east, Bellville Tpke on the west, and the railroads on the north and south.

 

This abandoned pump station was part of the tide control system to keep tidal surges from infiltrating the marsh. Neither the tide gates nor this pump station are functional however, so water is free to flow unimpeded into the marsh. In fact this pump station is in such a state of disrepair that the door and large pipes are totally rusted away. Salt water will do that.

 

Photo from 2009

 

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Taken on July 30, 2009