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Seneca Army Depot Barracks

The former Seneca Army Depot occupied 10,587 acres (43 km2) between Seneca Lake and Cayuga Lake in Seneca County New York, USA. It was used as a munitions disposal and munitions storage facility by the United States Army from 1941 until it was announced that it would be decommissioned in the 1990s. Since the Gulf War, the base has been phased out, and it has since been divided into several functions, and this redevelopment continues. The Seneca Army Depot is located between Seneca Lake and Cayuga Lake of the Finger Lakes in New York, southeast of the City of Geneva. The base is in the towns of Varick and Romulus. Adjacent to the storage facility is the Seneca Army Airfield with a long runway, capable of handling large cargo aircraft. The depot was a major employer in the region. It was linked to the outside world by railroad lines and highways (NY-96 and NY-96A), in addition to the airfield.