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A BILL TO AMEND THE ACT ENTITLED “AN ACT
APPROVED JUNE 15, 1936
MARCH 28, 29, AND 30, 1938
Printed for the use of the Committee on Commerce
WASHINGTON : 1938
COMMITTEE ON COMMERCE
ROYAL S. COPELAND, New York, Chairman MORRIS SHEPPARD, Texas
CHARLES L. McNARY, Oregon JOSIAH WILLIAM BAILEY, North Carolina HIRAM W. JOHNSON, California HATTIE W. CARAWAY, Arkansas
GERALD P. NYE, North Dakota BENNETT CHAMP CLARK, Missouri
ARTHUR H. VANDENBERG, Michigan JOHN H. OVERTON, Louisiana
WALLACE H. WHITE, JR., Maine
ERNEST W. GIBSON, Vermont
GRACE MCELDOWNEY, Clerk
MISSISSIPPI RIVER FLOOD CONTROL-MORGANZA
MONDAY, MARCH 28, 1938
UNITED STATES SENATE,
Washington, D. C. The subcommittee met at 10 a. m., pursuant to notice, in the Commerce Committee room, the Capitol, Senator Morris Sheppard (chairman of the subcommittee) presiding.
Present: Senators Sheppard, Overton, Bilbo, Donahey, Maloney, and Gibson.
Present also: Senators Ellender and Miller.
Senator SHEPPARD (chairman of the subcommittee). The subcommittee will come to order.
We have met to consider a bill, S. 3354, by Senator Overton, entitled “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, and for other purposes,” approved May 15, 1928,' approved June 15, 1936."
For the sake of clarity, we shall have published in the record of the hearing at this point the bill which is to be amended, approved June 15, 1936.
(The document referred to, Public, No. 678, 74th Cong., S. 3531, is as follows:)
[PUBLIC_No. 678—7474 CONGRESS)
[S. 3531] AN ACT 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 Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the project for the control of floods of the Mississippi River and its tributaries, adopted by Public Act Numbered 391, approved May 15, 1928 (45 Stat. 534), Seventieth Congress, entitled “An Act for the control of floods on the Mississippi River and its tributaries, and for other purposes,” is hereby modified in accordance with the recommendations of section 43 of the report submitted by the Chief of Engineers to the Chairman of the Committee on Flood Control, dated February 12, 1935, and printed in House Committee on Flood Control Document Numbered 1, Seventy-fourth Congress, first session, as hereinafter further modified and amended; and as so modified is hereby adopted and authorized and directed to be prosecuted under the direction of the Secretary of War and the supervision of the Chief of Engineers.
Sec. 2. That the Boeuf Floodway, authorized by the provisions adopted in the Flood Control Act of May 15, 1928, shall be abandoned as soon as the Eudora Floodway, provided for in Flood Control Committee Document Numbered 1, Seventy-fourth Congress, first session, is in operative condition and the backprotection levee recommended in said document, extending north from the head of the Eudora Floodway, shall have been constructed.
Sec. 3. That the levees along the Mississippi River from the head of the Morganza Floodway to the head of the Atchafalaya River and down the east