Amistad Dam and Reservoir: Hearings Before the United States House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on Inter- American Affairs, Eighty-Sixth Congress, Second Session, on Feb. 8-10, Mar. 7, 18, 1960
United States. Congress. House. Committee on Foreign Affairs. Subcommittee on Inter-American Affairs
U.S. Government Printing Office, 1960 - Amistad Reservoir (Tex. and Mexico) - 274 pages
Considers H.R. 8080, to conclude agreement between U.S. and Mexico for joint construction of the Amistad International Storage Dam on the Rio Grande River.
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Page 134 - Preference in the sale of such power and energy shall be given to public bodies and cooperatives. The Secretary of the Interior is authorized, from funds to be appropriated by the Congress, to construct or acquire by purchase or other agreement, only such transmission lines and related facilities as may be necessary in order to make the power and energy generated at...
Page 7 - I. The dams required for the conservation, storage and regulation of the greatest quantity of the annual flow of the river in a way to ensure the continuance of existing uses and the development of the greatest number of feasible projects, within the limits imposed by the water allotments specified.
Page 134 - Interior, who shall transmit and dispose of such power and energy in such manner as to encourage the most widespread use thereof at thelowest possible rates to consumers consistent with sound business principles, the rate schedules to become effective upon confirmation and approval by the Federal Power Commission.
Page 117 - Dependable capacity — the load carrying ability for the time interval and period specified when related to the characteristics of the load to be supplied.
Page 134 - Rate schedules shall be drawn having regard to the recovery (upon the basis of the application of such rate schedules to the capacity of the electric facilities of the projects) of the cost of producing and transmitting such electric energy, including the amortization of the capital investment allocated to power over a reasonable period of years.
Page 7 - Treaty between the United States of America and the United Mexican States, signed in Washington on February 3, 1944, relating to the utilization of the waters of the Colorado and Tijuana Rivers and of the Rio Grande...
Page 170 - That nothing contained in the treaty or protocol shall be construed as authorizing the Secretary of State of the United States, the Commissioner of the United States Section of the International Boundary and Water Commission, or the United States Section of said Commission, directly or indirectly to alter or control the distribution of water to users within the territorial limits of any of the individual States.
Page 206 - Act, its operation for conservation and release of United States share of waters shall be integrated with other United States water conservation activities on the Rio Grande below Fort Quitman, Texas, in such manner as to provide the maximum feasible amount of water for beneficial use in the United States with the understandings that (a) releases of United States share of waters from said dam for domestic, municipal, industrial, and irrigation uses in the United States shall be made pursuant to order...