Flood Control on the Mississippi River: Hearings Before the Committee on Flood Control, House of Representatives, Seventy-third Congress, Second Session, Continuation of Hearings to Provide for Lands Taken, Used, Or Destroyed by Reason of Set-backs Or Changes in Levee Lines on the Main Channel of the Mississippi River. February 7, 8, and 9, 1934
U.S. Government Printing Office, 1934 - Floods - 110 pages
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Page 66 - Louisiana, following the 1927 flood, through its levee districts, spent in repairing levees, crevasses, the tops of levees which were washed out, $832,000. Claims were prepared and submitted to the district engineer, which were forwarded through the Mississippi River Commission to Washington, but which have been disallowed. As I understand, it was because there was no emergency existing or involved. I would like to call attention of the committee to the fact that we believe the Ragon amendment modified...
Page 49 - ... 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 Engineers, the president of the Mississippi River Commission, and a civilian engineer to be chosen by the President. That meant that General Jadwin would be on the reviewing board. The president of the Mississippi...
Page 49 - ENGINEER OF THE STATE OF LOUISIANA Mr. JACOBS. Mr. Chairman and members of the committee: The levee boards and the board of State engineers of Louisiana are very much impressed with the statements made here by General Brown and General Ferguson on the development of the problems of flood control and the execution of the adopted plan, insofar as it affects Louisiana, at the recent hearings...
Page 67 - HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, COMMITTEE ON FLOOD CONTROL, Washington, DC The Committee met at 10 : 30 am, Hon.
Page 6 - I think that is all I have to say, unless there are some questions. The CHAIRMAN.