Flood Control in the Lower Mississippi Valley: Hearings Before a Subcommittee, Seventy-fourth Congress, Second Session, on S. 3531, a Bill to Amend the Act Entitled "an Act for the Control of Floods on the Mississippi River and Its Tributaries and for Other Purposes", Approved May 15, 1928. January 27-30, 1936

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1936 - Flood control - 267 pages

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Page 1 - 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 176 - That penstocks or other similar facilities adapted to possible future use in the development of hydroelectric power shall be installed in any dam herein authorized when approved by the Secretary of War upon the recommendation of the Chief of Engineers and of the Federal Power Commission.
Page 2 - 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 41 - 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 3 - After the Eudora Floodway shall have been constructed and is ready for operation, the fuse-plug levees now at the head of the Boeuf and Tensas Basins shall be constructed to the 1914 grade and the 1928 section. The fuseplug levees at the head of the Atchafalaya Basin on the west side shall be constructed to the 1914 grade and the 1928 section. The fuse-plug levees at the head of the Atchafalaya Basin on the east side of the Atchafalaya River shall be constructed to the 1914 grade and 1928 section,...
Page 41 - That the unexpended and unallotted balance of said sum, or so much thereof as may be necessary, may be allotted by the Secretary of War, on the recommendation of the Chief of Engineers...
Page 129 - May 15, 1928, as a result of which and of a morie deliberate study of the problem, you have before you for consideration a report and the recommendations of the Chief of Engineers of the War Department of the United States, dated February 12, 1935, in which, based upon a report and recommendation of the Mississippi River Commission, dated January 19, 1935, the former...
Page 179 - That the back-protection levee north of the Eudora Floodway shall be constructed to the same grade and section as the levees opposite on the east side of the Mississippi River: Provided, That this levee extending from the head of the Eudora Floodway north to the Arkansas River shall be so located as to afford adequate space for the passage of flood waters without endangering the levees opposite on the east side of the river and shall be constructed contemporaneously with the construction of the Eudora...
Page 41 - ... maintenance of any flood-control work on any of the tributaries or outlets of the Mississippi River that may have been impaired, damaged, or destroyed by caving banks or that may be threatened or impaired by caving banks, of such tributaries, whether or not such caving has taken place during a flood stage: Provided further, That if the Chief of Engineers finds that it has been or will be necessary or advisable to change the location of any such flood-control work in order to provide the protection...

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