Flood Control in the Mississippi Valley: Hearings Before the Committee on Flood Control, House of Representatives, Seventy-fourth Congress, First Session, on a Plan to Modify and Extend the Project for Flood Control and Improvement of the Mississippi River Authorized by the Flood Control Act of 1928. April 1 to 13, 1935

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1935 - Floods - 832 pages

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Page 746 - I hereby certify that the above and foregoing is a true and correct copy of a resolution passed by the board of directors of the Tallulah State Bank & Trust Co.
Page 35 - War that they will (a) maintain all flood-control works after their completion, except controlling and regulating spillway structures, including special relief levees; maintenance includes normally such matters as cutting grass, removal of weeds, local drainage, and minor repairs of main river levees...
Page 803 - I want to thank you, Mr. Chairman and gentlemen of the committee, for scheduling this hearing.
Page 568 - That the sum of $5,000,000 is authorized to be appropriated as an emergency fund to be allotted by the Secretary of War on the recommendation of the Chief of Engineers, in rescue work or in the repair or maintenance of any flood-control work on any tributaries of the Mississippi River threatened or destroyed by flood including the flood of 1927.
Page 272 - ... a tax sufficient to pay for said property so taken, not to exceed one-fourth of one mill on the dollar...
Page 212 - I do not want to take up the time of the committee but I am very much interested.
Page 255 - Authority, certify that the foregoing is a true and correct copy of the resolution adopted by the board of directors for Brazos River Authority at the regular meeting on October 16, 1956, held in Mineral Wells, Tex.
Page 24 - River it is impracticable to construct levees, either because such construction is not economically justified or because such construction would unreasonably restrict the flood channel, and lands in such stretch of the river are subjected to overflow and damage which are not now overflowed or damaged by reason of the construction of levees on the opposite banks of the river...
Page 27 - River for protection against the floods of that river; in view of the extent of National concern in the control of these floods in the interests of national prosperity, the flow of interstate commerce, and the movement of the United States mails; and, in view of the gigantic scale of the project, involving flood waters of a volume and flowing from a drainage area largely outside the States most affected, and far exceeding those of any other river in the United States, no local contribution to the...
Page 342 - Mr. Chairman, and gentlemen of the committee. First I would like to express my...

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