Public Works Appropriations for 1957: Testimony of Members of Congress, Interested Organizations, and Individuals. Hearings Before the Subcommittee of the Committee on Appropriations, House of Representatives, Eighty-fourth Congress, Second Session, Part 1

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Page 91 - ... the Federal Government should improve or participate in the improvement of navigable waters or their tributaries, including watersheds thereof, for flood control purposes if the benefits to whomsoever they may accrue are in excess of the estimated costs, and if the lives and social security of people are otherwise adversely affected.
Page 91 - Congress that flood control on navigable waters or their tributaries is a proper activity of the Federal Government in cooperation with States, their political subdivisions, and localities thereof...
Page 631 - Board so acts, do hereby certify that the foregoing is a full, true and correct copy of a resolution adopted on January 26, 1965 by the Board of Supervisors of the County of Los Angeles...
Page 92 - That, hereafter, Federal investigations and improvements of rivers and other waterways for flood control and allied purposes shall be under the jurisdiction of and shall be prosecuted by the War Department under the direction of the Secretary of War and supervision of the Chief of Engineers...
Page 181 - Resolved by the Committee on Rivers and Harbors of the House of Representatives, United States, that the Board of Engineers for Rivers and Harbors created under section 3 of the River and Harbor Act, approved June 13...
Page 188 - Government agencies in the creation of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway system, a complex of navigation facilities which has come to be regarded as the most remarkable artery of transportation in America. It has achieved by far the highest ratio of benefits to costs of any waterway In the nation -- or of any other form of transportation.
Page 240 - Reservoirs; subject to the condition that for each local flood protection project, no expenditures will be made until local interests give assurances satisfactory to the Secretary of the Army 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; (b) hold and save the United States free from damages...
Page 166 - I do not think I can add anything to what has already been said.
Page 176 - The bill was reported out favorably and in 1950 was passed by both Houses of Congress and signed by the President. This act of...
Page 577 - Mr. Chairman, I appreciate very much this opportunity to appear before your committee in behalf of flood control and other public works projects in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

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