Mississippi River Flood Control, Morganza Floodway: Hearings Before the Committee on Commerce, United States Senate, Seventy-fifth Congress, Third Session on S. 3354, a Bill to Amend the Act Entitled "An Act to Amend the Act Entitled 'An Act for the Control of Floods on the Mississippi River and Its Tributaries ... "
U.S. Government Printing Office, 1938 - Flood control - 177 pages
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Page 3 - Act shall be expended on the construction of any project until States, political subdivisions thereof, or other responsible local agencies have given assurances satisfactory to the Secretary of War that they will (a) provide without cost to the United States all lands, easements, and rights-of-way necessary for the construction of the project...
Page 2 - That the following sums of money be, and are hereby, appropriated, to be paid out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to be immediately available, and to be expended under the direction of the Secretary of War and the supervision of the Chief of Engineers, for the construction, completion, repair, and preservation of the public works hereinafter named: ***** Sec.
Page 3 - That hereafter no money appropriated under authority of this Act shall be expended on the construction of any project until States, political subdivisions thereof, or other responsible local agencies have given assurances satisfactory to the Secretary of War...
Page 4 - The 1928 act authorized $5,000,000 which has been exhausted and the 1936 act authorized $15,000,000 to replenish these funds to be allocated by the Secretary of War on the recommendation of the Chief of Engineers in rescue work or in the repair and maintenance of any flood-control work on any tributaries of the Mississippi River threatened or destroyed by flood heretofore or hereafter occurring.
Page 166 - Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the project for the flood control of the Mississippi River in its alluvial valley...
Page 3 - United States all lands and easements necessary to the construction of levees and drainage ditches constructed under this project: Provided, That the reservoirs for control of headwater flow of the Yazoo River system may be located by the Chief of Engineers, in his discretion; And provided further, That the Chief of Engineers may, in his discretion, substitute levees, floodways, or auxiliary channels, or any or all of them, for any or all of the seven detention reservoirs...
Page 166 - The plan is a comprehensive one, providing for the maximum flood predicted as possible, and for future expansion to meet changing conditions. It includes a spillway above New Orleans, diversion floodways in the Atchafalaya and Tensas Basins, a river bank floodway from Cairo, Illinois, to New Madrid, Missouri, together with strengthening and a moderate raising of existing levees.
Page 4 - States all lands, easements, and rights-of-way necessary for the construction of the project, except as otherwise provided herein; (b) hold and save the United States free from damages due to the construction works; (c) maintain and operate all the works after completion in accordance with regulations prescribed by the Secretary of the Army...
Page 5 - West Atchafalaya Floodway in connection with roads and other public utilities owned by States or other political subdivisions shall be provided without cost to the United States upon condition that the United States shall provide suitable crossings, including surfacing of like character, over floodway guide-line levees for all improved roads in...