Annual Reports of the War Department, Part 3

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1894

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Page 1445 - That hereafter the Secretary of War may cause proceedings to be instituted in the name of the United States, in any court having jurisdiction of such proceedings for the acquirement by condemnation of any land, temporary use thereof or other interest therein, or right pertaining thereto, needed for the site, location, construction, or prosecution of works for fortifications, coast defenses, military training camps...
Page 1384 - These two jetties were to be built about 1.500 feet apart, and one, the south or Brazos Island Jetty, to be 3,630 feet long, and the other, the north or Padre Island Jetty, to be 2,940 feet long. Work was suspended on this improvement in October, 1884...
Page 1651 - Before the improvement commenced the depth on the bars at low water seldom exceeded 18 inches and the crossing at the mouth of the river was extremely difficult at that stage, owing to the volume of the river joining the Mississippi through a number of channels of insufficient depth.
Page 1656 - River above the mouth of the Yellow Medicine, which survey was made during the same year, the report pertaining to which is printed in the Report of the Chief of Engineers for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1873. The removal of obstructions, principally bowlders, was recommended.
Page 1622 - Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States...
Page 1788 - That penstocks or other similar facilities adapted to possible future use in the development of hydroelectric power shall be installed in any dam herein authorized when approved by the Secretary of War upon the recommendation of the Chief of Engineers and of the Federal Power Commission.
Page 1861 - They send to the central office daily reports, by postal cards, of the stage of the river at their respective stations and by telegraph when there is a rapid rise. These reports are necessary as warnings to the central office in Charleston, in order that such maneuvers of dams, etc., may be had in time as the height and duration of the freshets may require. For perfect security a similar station should be occupied at some point on the Upper Gauley, and perhaps also on the Elk.
Page 1775 - Engineers, is hereby authorized to draw his warrant or requisition from time to time n 1 mi i the Secretary of the Treasury for such sums as may be necessary to do such work, not to exceed in the aggregate for each year the...
Page 1569 - Illinois shore for a distance of about 13,000 feet, with a view to removing the bars which then existed and which interfered with navigation at low stages of the river, and also to improve the ferry landings on the Illinois shore. The object of the hurdles was to cause deposits of sediment, and thus build up a new bank out to the line desired. They were twelve in number and spaced 1,000 feet apart. The hurdles, which were completed by July 1, 1892, were from 325 to 2,075 feet long. A full description...
Page 1349 - ... and lumber had to be taken to Washington, laid up, and the crew discharged November 30, 1889. Nothing was done during the fall of 1890 beyond slight repairs to the derrick boat, and, owing to high water, .work was not resumed until September of the following year. The dams at Bayous Cane, Mamzelle, and Big Fordoche were all repaired with piles and sheet piles, brush aprons placed above and below them, held down by sinking trees and earth, and left in good order. The> work was discontinued November...

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