This dam at the head of First Lake Pond is in Old Forge, New York. It feeds into the Moose River and eventually goes all the way to the Hudson River. Lake levels are monitored and changed by opening or closing the dam. In the fall, the lake level is lowered to protect docks and boat houses from the damage caused by the freeze/thaw cycle. A rebuilt covered bridge sits nearby, from which you can see this view. First Lake Pond connects through a channel to First Lake of the Fulton Chain of Lakes.