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Reclamation and irrigation works.
Public hearing ---
Improvements desired by local interests.
a South Santa Clara and San Benito Valleys.
b Pajaro Valley.
a Immediate program recommended by local interests.
b Recommended for further study.--
Estimates of annual charges--
a Pajaro Valley levee project, plan A.-----
b Pajaro Valley alternate plan B..
c Existing levee project in Watsonville and vicinity.
d Carnadero Creek levee project near Gilroy..
e Existing levee project on Carnadero Creek near Gilroy..
Benefits from improvement.
Benefits from existing levees in Pajaro Valley -
Additional benefits afforded by plan B..
Additional benefits afforded by plan A.--
Benefits afforded by the Carnadero Creek levee project.
The evaluated average annual benefits.
Justification of projects and allocation of costs.
Ratios of evaluated benefits to costs..
Allocation of first cost of most practicable projects..
Extent of local cooperation required..
(Only enclosures 1 and 3 are printed)
Enclosure 1. Drainage basin index map (drawing 65-31-3).
LETTER OF TRANSMITTAL
Washington, March 15, 1944. The SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
DEAR MR. SPEAKER: I am transmitting herewith a report dated December 13, 1943, from the Chief of Engineers, United States Army, ogether with accompanying papers and illustrations, on a preliminary examination and survey of Pajaro River, Calif., authorized by the Flood Control Acts approved on June 22, 1936, and August 28, 1937.
The project, if adopted, would require a substantial amount of materials, manpower, and construction equipment without any benefit to the war program, therefore, the Department is of the opinion that submission of any estimate of 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 proposed works are necessary to the prosecution of the war, the submission during the present emergency of any estimate of appropriation for the construction of the project would not be in accord with the program of the President, Respectfully,
HENRY L. STIMSON,
Secretary of War.