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VI. DATA SUBMITTED TO THE HOUSE AND SENATE COMMITTEES ON APPROPRIATIONS IN SUPPORT OF THE FIRST APPROPRIATION

(Omitting duplications of substantially the same data presented to the other of

the two committees).
42. Letter of June 16, 1930, Secretary Wilbur to the Senate Com-

mittee on Appropriations.
43. Memorandum: Financial operation.
44. Memorandum: Analysis of power contracts.
45. Letter of June 17, 1930, Secretary Wilbur to the Senate Com-

mittee on Appropriations.
46. Letter of May 14, 1930, Secretary Wilbur to Governor Phillips,

of Arizona.

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[APPENDIX 42]

REPORT OF THE SECRETARY

JUNE 16, 1930
TO THE SENATE COMMITTEE

ON APPROPRIATIONS

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THE SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR,

Washington, D. C., June 16, 1930. THE CHAIRMAN,

Committee on Appropriations, United States Senate. MY DEAR MR. CHAIRMAN: Estimates for construction work on the dam and incidental works authorized by the Boulder Canyon project act (45 Stat. 1057) for the fiscal year commencing July 1, 1930, have been submitted to Congress and referred to your committee. The amount asked is $10,660,000. I recommend the appropriation of that amount and will, if it is appropriated, direct the early commencement of construction.

All conditions required by the Boulder Canyon project act to be performed prior to appropriation for such construction have been fulfilled. There are four such conditions, as follows:

(1) As required by section 4 (a) of the Boulder Canyon project act, six of the States of Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming, including the State of California, ratified the Colorado River compact, mentioned in section 13 of the act, and consented to waive the provisions of the first paragraph of Article XI of the compact, which makes the same binding and obligatory only when approved by each of the seven States signatory thereto, and approved the compact without conditions, save that of such six-State approval.

Copies of the statutes of the six States of California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming, effecting such ratification are handed to this committee, herewith.

(2) As provided by section 4 (a) of the act, the President, by public proclamation dated June 25, 1929, has declared the approval of the compact by six States, including California.

True copy of the proclamation is handed the committee herewith.

(3) As required by section 4 (a) of the act, the State of California, in the statute copy of which has been handed you, has agreed irrevocably and unconditionally with the United States and for the benefit of the States of Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming, that the aggregate annual consumptive use of water of and from the Colorado River shall not exceed four million four hundred thousand acre-feet of the waters apportioned to the lower basin States by paragraph A of Article III of the Colorado River compact, plus not more than one-half of any excess or surplus waters unapportioned by the compact, such uses always to be subject to the terms of the compact.

(4) As required by section 4 (6) of the Boulder Canyon project act, I have made provision for revenues by contract in accordance with the provisions of the act, adequate, in my judgment to insure payment of all expenses of operation and maintenance of the dam and power plant incurred by the United States, and the repayment within fifty years from the date of the completion of said works of all amounts advanced to the Colorado River Dam fund under subdivision (6) of section 2 of the project act for such works, together with interest thereon made reimbursable under that act.

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