Flood Control on the Mississippi River: Hearings...

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1934 - 110 pages
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Page 51 - 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...
Page 56 - ... work is now being carried out. Since General Ferguson has been president of the Mississippi River Commission, the Government engineers have been exceedingly cooperative with the local people. We would not want conditions any better than they are now. General Ferguson and the district engineers are doing everything possible to complete their study, which this committee requested them to do, and through those investigations it is proven that the clay ridges across the Atchafalaya Basin have prevented...
Page 75 - Committee met at 10 : 30 am, Hon. Riley J. Wilson (chairman) presiding. The CHAIRMAN. The committee will come to order.
Page 8 - I think that is all I have to say, unless there are some questions. The CHAIRMAN.
Page 51 - An Act for the control of floods on the Mississippi River and its tributaries, and for other purposes...
Page 59 - ... far as possible. I wanted to show the work that can be done and the work that is being done, and the benefits which the people will derive from it. The CHAIRMAN. It was a resolution of this committee, I think, that enabled them to do that. Mr. JACOBS. Yes : and it was the changing point of view which brought about this change in conditions. (Thereupon the committee took a recess until 2: 30 pm) AFTER RECESS The CHAIRMAN. The committee will come to order. This morning we were proceeding with a...
Page 50 - 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 ; and the district engineers from Memphis, Vicksburg, and New Orleans to testify in respect to the...
Page 6 - I understand. channel and a very much heavier velocity, and consequently it carries more water. Mr. DALE. That is our view, and I will answer to the best of my knowledge any questions the committee desire to ask me. The CHAIRMAN. The people do not understand sometimes the circulated statements that landowners in the lower Mississippi Valley are anxious to unload their property on the Government. I understand your position is that JTOU are appealing Mr.

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