Flood Control in the Lower Mississippi Valley: Hearings Before a Subcommittee, Seventy-fourth Congress, Second Session, on S. 3531, a Bill 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. January 27-30, 1936
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Page 155 - That penstocks or other similar facilities adapted to possible future use in the development of hydroelectric power shall be installed in any dam herein authorized when approved by the Secretary of War upon the recommendation of the Chief of Engineers and of the Federal Power Commission.
Page 35 - That the following sums of money be, and are hereby, appropriated, to be paid out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to be immediately available, and to be expended under the direction of the Secretary of War and the supervision of the Chief of Engineers, for the construction, completion, repair, and preservation of the public works hereinafter named: ***** Sec.
Page 36 - The 1928 act authorized $5,000,000 which has been exhausted and the 1936 act authorized $15,000,000 to replenish these funds to be allocated by the Secretary of War on the recommendation of the Chief of Engineers in rescue work or in the repair and maintenance of any flood-control work on any tributaries of the Mississippi River threatened or destroyed by flood heretofore or hereafter occurring.
Page 35 - Provided, That the reservoirs for control of headwater flow of the Yazoo River system may be located by the Chief of Engineers, in his discretion: And provided further, That the Chief of Engineers may, in his discretion, substitute levees, floodways, or auxiliary channels, or any or all of them, for any or all of the seven detention reservoirs...
Page 35 - 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...
Page 24 - SEC. 8. That, in addition to the construction by the United States of roads in connection with floodways as heretofore provided, the Federal Government may, in the discretion of the Chief of Engineers, and within the limits of available funds, construct additional roads to afford access to those portions of the levee lines not otherwise accessible.