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Flood-frequency studies

Conditions resulting from floods-

General..

Conditions resulting from major floods

Flood damages.

Improvement desired.

Public hearing -

Local cooperation.

Surveys

Methods of securing flood control...

Plan of improvement...

General..

Galax, Va., local protection project

Estimates of first costs and annual charges.

Construction costs.

Rights-of-way and damages_

Total costs and annual charges

Estimate of average annual benefits

Economic analysis of the project.

Flood channel delineations..

Discussion..

Conclusions..

Recommendation.

Recommendation of the division engineer.

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CONTENTS

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LIST OF TABLES
Table No.

1. Drainage areas of Chestnut Creek and its principal tributaries.
II, United States Weather Bureau precipitation stations in and adjacent

to Chestnut Creek Basin.
III. Monthly precipitation, United States Weather Bureau stations in

Kanawha Basin surrounding and nearest Chestnut Creek Basin... IV. Crest stages, peak discharges, durations and volumes of Chestnut Creek

floods at Galax gage. V. Summary of flood damages.

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LIST OF EXHIBITS

(Only Exhibits 1 and 10 are printed) Exhibit No.

1. Drainage map. 2. Stream profiles. 3. Storm of July 14-18, 1916. 4. Flood of August 14, 1940. 5. Design flood. 6. Galax, Va.—Developments affected by floods (photographs). 7. Galax, Va.-Flood conditions (photographs). 8. Flood damages. 9. Chestnut Creek, Galax, Va. (photographs). 10. Local protection project, Galax, Va. (plan). 11. Local protection project, Galax, Va. (profiles). 12. Estimate of cost of construction. 13. Analysis of economic costs. 14. Preliminary assurance of local cooperation. Appendix A. Report of public hearing (not printed).

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LETTER OF TRANSMITTAL

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington, March 15, 1944. The SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

DEAR MR. SPEAKER: I am transmitting herewith a report dated December 14, 1943, from the Chief of Engineers, United States Army, together with accompanying papers and illustrations, on a review of report on the Kanawha River Basin, with a view to flood control on Chestnut Creek, Va., requested by a resolution of the Committee on Flood Control, House of Representatives, adopted on November 19, 1940.

The project, if authorized, would involve a substantial amount of critical materials, manpower, and construction equipment, without being either essential, or of any presently indicated value, to the war effort, 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

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.

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