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The benefit-to-cost ratio of this project is 1.14 to 1.

The second of the two projects considered in the Columbia River local protection projects is the Teton River project. This is a project which has had $15,000 appropriated to date for planning. A total of $15,000 would be applied in fiscal year 1955.

Now, in addition, the authorization for these local protection projects carried the provision that we would investigate each in detail and determine whether or not each individually had a favorable benefit-to-cost ratio. We do that before we conduct any detailed planning on any particular project.

33,100 of the $75,000 carried on your justification sheet will be used for further preliminary investigation of projects, to insure that they have a favorable benefit-to-cost ratio and, therefore, that they justify further detailed planning by the corps.

Senator ELLENDER. You mean on their own?
Colonel STARBIRD. On their own.

Senator ELLENDER. Has that not been done before they were authorized!

Colonel STARBIRD. In this particular case, sir; the authorizing document, I understand, lumped several projects.

Senator DWORSHAK. All in the Columbia River Basin?
Colonel STARBIRD. All in the Columbia River Basin.

Senator ELLENDER. I wonder if you could put in the record at this point all of the projects that have been authorized under this item of which you are now talking. You say you selected two.

(The information referred to follows:) The 1950 Flood Control Act authorized local food protection work at 35 localit'es in the Columbia River subject to the condition that prior to initiation of construction, the work at each individual location be found economically justified, and subject also to the condition that the total cost of these projects be limited to $13 million. The 35 localities are as follows: (nark Fork:

Central Snake River: Missoula, Mont.

Malheur River, Oreg. St. Regis River, Mont.

Boise Valley, Idaho Lightning Creek, Idaho

Payette Valley, Idaho Tak ma River at Ellensburg, Wash. Weiser River, Idaho ikanovan River, Wash.

Middle and Lower Snake River : Methox River, Wash.

Whitebird, Idaho Entiat River. Wash.

South Fork of Clearwater River, Wenatchee River, Wash.

Idaho Crab and Wilson Creek, Wash.

Kendrick, Idaho Ir Snake River:

Palouse River, Oreg. Heise-Roberts area, Idaho

Grande Ronde River, Oreg. Shelley area, Idabo

Minor tributaries below the Yakima Toton River, Idaho

River:

Lower Walla Walla River, Wash. Blackfoot River, Idaho

Hill Creek. Wash.
Portneuf River and Marsh Creek,

Touchet River, (reg.
Idaho

Umatilla River, Oreg.
Mud Lake area, Idaho

John Day River, Oreg. Little Wood River, Idaho

Prineville, Oreg. Camas Creek area, Idaho

Randle, Wash.

Lower (owlitz River, Wash Colonel STARBIRD. We have carried on detailed study on these two; yes, sir.

Senator ELLENDER. How many more are in contemplation?

Colonel STARBIRD. There were approximately 35 different localities authorized for investigation and for construction, but there was the date toward the planning of that project. $50,000 are recommended for fiscal year 1955, which will initiate the field investigation and work on the definite project report. The benefit to cost ratio of this project is 1.39 to 1, sir.

Senator ELLENDER. Is that built to assist other projects, or is that the benefit to cost ratio of that project alone?

Colonel STARBIRD. That is a benefit-to-cost ratio for this project, sir.

Senator ELLENDER. Is it strictly for flood control?

Colonel STARBIRD. This is a reservoir strictly for flood control. However, if at some future time the equivalent flood control is given in upstream reservoirs by the other projects, then some interchange of storage might be made in the interest of irrigation.

Senator ELLENDER. Is there any local contribution?

Colonel STARBIRD. There is no local contribution on this, sir. It is a reservoir project.

HARTFORD (FOLLY BROOK SECTION), Conn. Colonel STARBIRD. The next project is a small addition to an already completed project. It is the Folly Brook dike and pressure conduit project in Hartford, Conn. It is a very small project.

It has, collectively with the works already installed, a benefit-to-cost ratio of 5.6 to 1. We have had no planning funds appropriated to date. The recommendation for fiscal year 1955 is $25,000 which will bring the project to construction status.

Senator HAYDEN. Is this a creek that runs into the Connecticut River at that point?

Colonel STARBIRD. That is correct, sir. It is a creek that runs in at the extreme flank of the existing project. It floods behind the existing project. Therefore, this new additional project is one to protect the Hank by adding a small section of levees and by installing a pressure conduit to carry the water through the levee and into the river.

Senator HAYDEN. The water really comes out of the Connecticut River, not from Folly Brook?

Colonel STARBIRD. No, sir, it comes from Folly Brook primarily, but there is some backwater, as you mentioned, from the river, and there will be a short section of levees to protect against that backwater.

COLUMBIA RIVER LOCAL PROTECTION, IDAHO, WASHINGTON, WYOMING,

UTAH, NEVADA, AND MONTANA Colonel STARBIRD. The next two projects, the Portneuf and Teton River projects, are carried on your justification sheet under the name Columbia River local protection projects.

The authorization originally was for several projects, and the corps is pulling those several projects out and conducting studies on those independently.

The first of the projects, the Portneuf project, is one which had had appropriated to date $20,000 in planning money. $25,000 more of the $75,000 carried in your justification sheet would be put on the Portneuf project in fiscal year 1955. This would bring the Portneuf project, which, incidentally, is a project which carries the water through Pocatello, Idaho, to a construction readiness stage.

TEST:--:- 1 ratio of this project is 1.14 to 1.

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SHAK. All in the Columbia River Basin? --SED. All in the Columbia River Basin. : FWDR I wonder if you could put in the record at this :::..... projects that have been authorized under this item of

row talking. You sur rou selected two. T: - mation referred to follows:) Frogstol Act anthorized local food protertion work at 35 locali.

-bia River subject to the condition that prior to initiation of conhogy rk at each individual location be found economically justifiedi. 2_5's the condition that the total cost of these projects be limited The 33 localities are as follows:

Central Snake River:
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Malheur River, Oreg.
Es River, Mont.

Boise Valley, Idaho
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Payette Valley, Idaho
Tor - king at Eilensburg. Wash. Weiser River, Idaho
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Middle and wwer Snake River: - PT. Wash.

Whitebird. Idaho L 1.ver. Wash.

South Fork of Clearwater River, 2. Ritut, Wash.

Idaho 1 :: Wo Creek, Wash.

Kendrick, Idaho 1:Sese R.ver:

Palouse River, Oreg. - Roberts area, Idaho

Grande Ronde River, Oreg. me area, Idaho

Minor tributaries below the Yakima Tusa River, Idaho

River:

Lower Walla Walla River, Wash.
Parktont River, Idaho

Hill Creek. Wash.
Pirbrus River and Marsh Creek,

Touchet River, Oreg.
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l'matilla River, Oreg.
Mi Lake area, Idaho

John Day River, Oreg.
Lite Wood River, Idaho

Prinerille, Oreg.
Camas Creek area, Idaho

Randle, Wash.

Lower (owlitz River, Wash Colonel STARBIRD. We have carried on detailed study on these two; Tas, sir.

Senator ELLENDER. How many more are in contemplation?

Colonel STARBIRD. There were approximately 35 different localities authorized for investigation and for construction, but there was the

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date toward the planning of tha' for fiscal year 1955, which will init on the definite project report. The is 1.39 to 1, sir.

Senator ELLENDER. Is that built the benefit to cost ratio of that proje

Colonel STARBIRD. That is a benet. sir.

Senator ELLENDER. Is it strictly for

Colonel STARBIRD. This is a reservo However, if at some future time the equ in upstream reservoirs by the other pro, of storage might be made in the interest

Senator ELLENDER. Is there any local co

Colonel STARBIRD. There is no local con is a reservoir project.

HARTFORD (FOLLY BROOK SECTIC Colonel STARBIRD. The next project is a smal completed project. It is the Folly Brook dike project in Hartford, Conn. It is a very small 1

It has, collectively with the works already insta ratio of 5.6 to 1. We have had no planning fu date. The recommendation for fiscal year 1955 is bring the project to construction status.

Senator HAYDEN. Is this a creek that runs into River at that point?

Colonel STARBIRD. That is correct, sir. It is a creer the extreme flank of the existing project. It floods beh project. Therefore, this new additional project is one Hank by adding a small section of levees and by install conduit to carry the water through the levee and into t

Senator HAYDEN. The water really comes out of the River, not from Folly Brook?

Colonel STARBIRD. No, sir, it comes from Folly Brook but there is some backwater, as you mentioned, from the there will be a short section of levees to protect against t water.

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UTAH, NEVADA, AND MONTANA
Colonel STARBIRD. The next two projects, the Portneuf and
River projects, are carried on your justification sheet under the
Columbia River local protection projects.

The authorization originally was for several projects, and the co is pulling those several projects out and conducting studies on the independently.

The first of the projects, the Portneuf project, is one which had ha appropriated to date $20,000 in planning money. $25,000 more of the $75,000 carried in your justification sheet would be put on the Portneuf project in fiscal year 1955. This would bring the Portneuf project, which, incidentally, is a project which carries the water through Pocatello, Idaho, to a construction readiness stage.

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The 1950 Flood Control Act author.
ties on the Columbia River subject to t
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and subject also to the condition that ti
to $15 million. The 35 localities are as fi
Cark Fork:

Missoula, Mont.
St. Regis River, Mont.

Lightning Creek, Idaho
Yakima River at Ellensburg, Wash.
Okanogan River, Wash.
Methow River, Wash.
Entiat River, Wash.
Wenatchee River, Wash.
Crab and Wilson Creek, Wash.
t'pper Snake River :

Heise-Roberts area, Idaho
Shelley area, Idaho
Toton River, Idaho
Blackfoot River, Idaho
Portneuf River and Marsh Creek,

Idaho
Mud Lake area, Idaho
Little Wood River, Idaho
Camas Creek area, Idaho

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Colonel STARBIRD. We have carried on detailed s. yes, sir.

Senator ELLENDER. How many more are incor

Colonel STARBIRD. There were approximately authorized for investigation and for construction,

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