Feather River, Calif: Letter from the Chief of Engineers, United States Army Transmiitting Report of the Board of Engineers for Rivers and Harbors on Feather River, Calif

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1925 - Feather River (Calif.) - 43 pages

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Page 39 - 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, 1902, be, and is hereby, requested to review the reports...
Page 11 - Redbluif, by the removal of snags and the concentration of channel widths by temporary works, as has been the practice heretofore, at an annual estimated expense of $25,000. The Board also expressed the opinion that no permanent improvement, at reasonable or justifiable cost, can be carried out on the Feather River until the flow of sand and other mining detritus from the Yuba and Bear rivers is stopped.
Page 1 - February 27, 1934, requested the Board of Engineers for Rivers and Harbors to review the reports on waterway connecting the Tombigbee and Tennessee Rivers, submitted in House Document No.
Page 10 - for the purpose of making surveys and examinations " of the Sacramento and Feather rivers, to " submit the most feasible plan for the improvement of said rivers and the maintenance of navigation thereon, and to have charge of the work by them recommended as appropriations are made therefor," has consisted during the past fiscal year of Lieut.
Page 11 - IMPROVEMENT AND PROTECTION OF RIVERS AND CONTROL OF FLOOD WATERS AND MINE DEBRIS. Surveys were made during the past year of the Sacramento River from the mouth of the Feather River to a point a short distance below the city of Sacramento. These surveys were made in accordance with the provisions of the act of Congress approved March 1, 1893, requiring the Commission to mature and adopt plans for the protection and improvement of the streams comprising the Sacramento and San Joaquin River systems...
Page 3 - After due consideration of the above-mentioned reports, I concur in the views of the Board of Engineers for Rivers and Harbors...
Page 3 - The Board of Engineers for Rivers and Harbors concurs with the district and division engineers in the opinion that a channel for ocean vessels is not now justified by the existing and prospective commerce.
Page 21 - Colonel, Corps of Engineers, Division Engineer. [Third Indorsement] THE BOARD OF ENGINEERS FOR RIVERS AND HARBORS, Washington, DC, December 5, 1923.
Page 15 - For fiscal year ending May 31 of following year. Beginning with this year, statistics have been reported for the calendar year. Includes 1,348,146 tons of water, valued at »18,533.
Page 3 - ... that, just for the benefit of the record ? The CHAIRMAN. Here is everything: The board believes that the Chief of Engineers should have authority to undertake minor works of improvement on the Feather River up to Marysville if and when it appears that these would result in a stimulation of water borne commerce. The exact extent of the necessary work can not be foreseen, but it is believed that an annual expenditure of $10,000 would be sufficient. The board therefore recommends the improvement...

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