Progress and Present Status of Flood Control on the Mississippi River and Its Tributaries: Hearings Before the Committee on Flood Control, House of Representatives, Seventy-third Congress, First Session, March 30 and May 12, 1933
U.S. Government Printing Office, 1933 - Flood control - 100 pages
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Page 8 - If there are any questions that any member of the committee would like to ask, I will be glad to answer them.
Page 1 - An Act for the control of floods on the Mississippi River and its tributaries, and for other purposes...
Page 67 - War and the supervision of the Chief of Engineers: Provided, That a board to consist of the Chief of Engineers, the president of the Mississippi River Commission, and a civil engineer chosen from civil life to be appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, whose compensation shall be fixed by the President and be paid out of the appropriations made to carry on this project, is...
Page 67 - ... the act known as the Flood Control Act of May 15, 1928, that the reviewing board announced that it was ready to report on the engineering features of the two plans. This reviewing board, which was authorized to be created under section 1 of the Flood Control Act, consisted of the Chief of lOngineers, the president of the Mississippi River Commission, and a civilian engineer to be chosen by the President.
Page 23 - We will recess until 2 o'clock. (Thereupon the committee took a recess until 2 pm) AFTER RECESS The...
Page 65 - PROGRESS AND PRESENT STATUS OF FLOOD CONTROL ON THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER AND ITS TRIBUTARIES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, COMMITTEE ON FLOOD CONTROL, Washington, DC The committee met at 10 am, Hon. Riley J. Wilson (chairman) presiding. The CHAIRMAN. Some time ago the committee held hearings at which there appeared the Chief of Engineers of the Army, Gen. Lytle Brown ; Gen. Harley B. Ferguson, president of the Mississippi River Commission...