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1 $29,000,000 have been authorized to date to be appropriated for prosecution of projects listed in ist. TSI
Current estimate for Cherry Creek project, $11,000,000.
Th (from Survey report dated June 27, 1912) are: Federal cost, $13,000,000; non-Federal, $2,200, Cu, $15,200,000. NOTE,-For location of projects, see map ccompanying this report.
49. In connection with the development of the multiple-purpose projects, those shown for the Missouri River will provide for the manmum practicable storage of water of the main stem. The water ta be impounded in these, as well as the other multiple-purpose structura shown in tables 1 and 2, will be utilized to produce the maximum practicable development of irrigation, pavigation, power, and otha multiple purposes. However, sufficient storage will be provided in each reservoir to provide for the needs of local flood protection dor: stream from the reservoir as well as for the needs of the general cana prehensive plan for flood control for the Missouri River Basin. To provide for the maximum utilization of the waters stored in multiple purpose reservoirs, a plan would be worked out for each structure is collaboration with the various water-use agencies involved. The amount of water to be made available to the Bureau of Reclamation for irrigation would be arrived at after close collaboration with tot agency. The development of power potentialities would be det.ro mined in cooperation with the Federal Power Commission. Maid use for other purposes would be arrived at in a similar manner.
50. It is concluded that the existing approved plan of improvement for the Missouri Basin should be expanded substantially as indicated herein to include in addition to the plan authorized under existing us. the following:
(a) A series of levees and appurtenant works along both sides of the Missouri River from the vicinity of Sioux City, Iowa, to the vicinit of the mouth of the Missouri River.
(6) The following multiple-purpose reservoirs: Five on the mus stem of the Missouri River, five on the tributaries of the upper le publican River, one on the Big Horn River, and one on the Yellos stone River.
(c) A diversion from the vicinity of Garrison Dam into the Dakotas Xtending to the Devils Lake and the James River Basin regions toether with the pumping stations, conduits, and other facilities necesary to supply water during drought seasons for the Devils Lake and lames River regions.
51. It is recommended: (a) That the general comprehensive plan for flood control and other. purposes in the Missouri River Basin approved by the act of June 28, 938, as modified by subsequent acts, be expanded to include the plans presented lterein and as expanded be approved for prosecution by the Nar Department under the direction of the Secretary of War and supervision of the Chief of Engineers with such modifications thereof ind changes therein as in the discretion of the Secretary of War and he Chief of Engineers may become advisable.
(b) That all reservoirs constructed under the approved plan shall je constructed, operated, and maintained by the War Department mder the direction of the Secretary of War and the supervision of the
Chief of Engineers. r. (c) That no money appropriated for the prosecution of the works
lerein recommended shall be expended on the construction of any evee until States, levee districts, or local interests have furnished vithout cost to the United States all lands, easements, and rights-of
vay for levees and have agreed that they will maintain the levees after their completion; maintenance includes normally such matters as Ar cutting grass, removal of weeds, local drainage, and minor repairs.
(d) That in addition to previous authorizations for the Missouri River Basin there be authorized to be appropriated a sum adequate to provide for the initiation and prosecution of the expanded general omprehensive plan in a logical step-by-step manner,
LEWIS A. Pick, Colonel, Corps of Engineers, Division Engineer.
A LETTER FROM THE CHIEF OF ENGINEERS, UNITED STATES ARMY, DATED DECEMBER 16, 1943, SUBMITTING A REPORT, TOGETHER WITH ACCOMPANYING PAPERS AND AN ILLUSTRATION, ON A PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION AND SURVEY OF CHEHALIS RIVER AND TRIBUTARIES, WASHINGTON, AUTHORIZED BY THE FLOOD CONTROL ACT APPROVED JUNE 22, 1936, AND BY AN ACT OF CONGRESS APPROVED JUNE 13, 1934
March 13, 1944.-Referred to the Committee on Flood Control and ordered to
be printed with an illustration
Washington, March 9, 1944. The SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
DEAR MR. SPEAKER: I am transmitting herewith a report dated December 16, 1943, from the Chief of Engineers, United States Army, together with accompanying papers and an illustration, on a preliminary examination and survey of Chehalis River and tributaries, Washington, authorized by the Flood Control Act approved June 22, 1936, and by an act of Congress approved June 13, 1934.
The project, if adopted, would require a substantial amount of critical materials, manpower, and construction equipment, without either essentiality to, or presently indicated value to the war effort, being established. The Department is of the opinion that the submission of any estimate or request for appropriation for construction, or the initiation of any construction on this project, should be deferred until after the war.
The Bureau of the Budget has been consulted and advises that while there would be no objection to the submission of this proposed
report to the Congress, in the absence of evidence showing that the
HENRY L. STIMSON,
LETTER OF THE CHIEF OF ENGINEERS, UNITED STATES ARNTIMO
Washington, D. C., December 16, 1943.
1. I submit for transmission to Congress my report with accom-
papers and an illustration on preliminary examination and sur vey of Chehalis River and tributaries, Washington, authorized by act of June 13, 1934, and by the Flood Control Act approved June 29, 1936.
2. Chehalis River rises in southwestern Washington, flows north and east 42 miles to the city of Chehalis, thence north 6 miles to Centralia and northwesterly 62 miles to Aberdeen where it empties into Grays Harbor, an arm of the Pacific Ocean. Important tributaries from the east are Newaukum River at Chehalis and Skookunichuck River which in its lower 3 miles flows through the outskirts of Centralia. The tidal reach of the stream extends for 31 miles abore the mouth and has three important tributaries, all from the north These are Satsop River at mile 23, Wynoochee River 6 miles belor
, and Wishkah River which joins Cheħalis River within the city of Aberdeen. Chehalis River drains an area of 2,063 square miles The divide to the northeast separating the basin from the drainage Puget Sound has an elevation of about 130 feet. Much greater ele vations are found in other parts of the basin with a maximum of 5,000 feet in the extreme north. The high portions of the watershed, drained by the headwaters and the easterly and northerly tributaries, are rugged and densely forested. From near Chehalis to Grays Harber
, the river meanders through a flat fertile plain with average width of about 2 miles. The Federal navigation project for improvement of the Grays Harbor and Chehalis River, 88 percent completed, provides for en a deep-draft entrance channel from the ocean to the Union Pacife Railroad bridge at Aberdeen, thence a channel 18 feet deep and miles long to the adjoining city of Cosmopolis and 16 feet deep to Montesano, a further distance of about 11 miles.
3. Chehalis River Basin has a population of about 80,000. Ils largest cities are Aberdeen with 18,600 in 1940, Hoquiam adjoining it on the west with 10,800, Centralia with 7,300, and Chehalis with 4,800 Cosmopolis and Bucoda, the latter on Skookumchuck River, have pop ulations of 1,200 and 1,700, respectively. Lumbering, mining, 1991culture, and fishing are the principal industries. Several mills for manufacture of timber products operate in the basin. The effuent from a pulp mill at Hoquiam discharges into Grays Harbor. Inres tigations by the State of Washington indicate that this discharge
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