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25. EMERGENCY FLOOD CONTROL WORK UNDER AUTHORITY OF PUBLIC LAWS NOS. 138 AND 318, SEVENTY-EIGHTH CONGRESS

AND PUBLIC LAW NO. 75, SÉVENTY-NINTH CONGRESS Because of the heavy demand for emergency repair work to fiood control structures damaged or destroyed by the disastrous floods which occurred in 1943, 1944, and 1945, Congress, in the acts approved July 12, 1943' (Public, No. 138, 78th Cong.), May 29, 1944 (Public, No. 318, 78th Cong.) and June 5, 1945 (Public, No. 75, 79th Cong.) authorized the amounts of $10,000,000, $12,000,000, and $12,000,000, respectively, to be appropriated as emergency funds to be expended under the direction of the Secretary of War and the supervision of the Chief of Engineers for the repair, restoration, and strengthening of levees and other flood control works which have been threatened or destroyed by the recent floods.

Operations during the fiscal year consisted of flood emergency operations and repair and restoration of following levees in the Wabash River Basin damaged by the floods of 1943 and 1944: Niblack, Adams, Hillcrest Farm, Culhertson, Landersdale, Cheek and Son, Delphi, Lewis Township, Hollenbeck, Blocksom and Jenckes, Raccoon, Donnelly, Van Hoy, Gibson County, Granny Tweedle, County Line and Old Canal, Kolmer, Old Canal (Clay County), Shafer and Sayre (18 percent complete at end of fiscal year 1945).

The total costs during the fiscal year were $191,428.05, and the expenditures were $187,182.99.

The balance unexpended on June 30, 1945, plus an allotment of $43,400 made in July pursuant to the act approved June 5, 1945, will be applied to accounts payable and to the repair, restoration, and strengthening of levees and other flood control works made necessary by the floods in the spring of 1943, 1944, and 1945.

Cost and financial summary
Cost of new work to June 30, 1945
Cost of maintenance to June 30, 1945

Total cost of permanent work to June 30, 1945
Undistributed costs June 30, 1945

$880, 017. 29

880, 017. 29

5, 105.89

Net total cost to June 30, 1945 Minus accounts payable June 30, 1945

885, 123. 18

7, 746. 26

Net total expenditures l'nexpended balance June 30, 1945..

Total amount appropriated to June 30, 1945

877, 376. 92

88, 517.52 965, 894. 44 $22, 300.51

Fiscal year ending June 30

1941

1942

1943

1944

1945

inst of new work. post of maintenance.

$688, 589. 24

$191, 428. 05

Total expended.

690, 193. 93

187, 182.99

Allotted

712, 494. 44

253, 400.00

Balance unexpended July 1, 1944
Amount allotted from Second Deficiency Appropriation Act,

June 28, 1944

253, 400.00

275, 700.51

Amount to be accounted for
Gross amount expended
Less reimbursements collected

$188, 482. 22

1, 299. 23

187, 182.99

88, 517.52 8, 013. 22

Balance unexpended June 30, 1945 Outstanding liabilities June 30, 1945

Balance available June 30, 1945 Amount allotted in July 1945

80, 504. 30 43, 400.00

Unobligated balance available for fiscal year 1946

123, 904. 30

26. PRELIMINARY EXAMINATIONS, SURVEYS, AND

CONTINGENCIES FOR FLOOD CONTROL The costs during the fiscal year were $99,255.73. The expenditures were $98,293.09.

The balance unexpended on June 30, 1945, amounting to $105,860.22, will be applied to payment of accounts payable and expenses to be incurred under this heading.

The additional sum of $98,000 can be profitably expended during the fiscal year ending June 30, 1947.

Cost and financial summary
Cost of new work to June 30, 1945
Cost of maintenance to June 30, 1945

$713, 389. 66

Total cost of permanent work to June 30, 1945 Minus accounts payable June 30, 1945

713, 389. 66 11, 715. 15

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Amount to be accounted for
Deductions on account of revocation of allotment

218, 153. 31 14, 000.00

Net amount to be accounted for

204, 153. 31

Gross amount expended
Less reimbursements collected

$98, 761. 29

468. 20

$98, 293. 09

105, 860. 22 11, 747.15

94, 113. 07

Balance unexpended June 30, 1945
Outstanding liabilities June 30, 1945

Unobligated balance available June 30, 1945
Amount that can be profitably expended in fiscal year ending
June 30, 1947 for maintenance'
1 Exclusive of available funds.

98,000.00

27. OTHER FLOOD-CONTROL PROJECTS FOR WHICH NO

ESTIMATES ARE SUBMITTED

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28. PLANT ALLOTMENT, LOUISVILLE, KY., DISTRICT

Cost and financial summary Undistributed costs June 30, 1945

$1,005, 11 Net total cost to June 30, 1945

1,005.11 Plus accounts receivable June 30, 1945

658. 85

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Status of all investigations for flood control called for by flood control acts

and committee resolutions

Locality

Authorization act

Date trans-
mitted to
Congress

Document

No.

Recommendation

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Barren River, Ky. and Tenn., dam in vicin- Flood Control Act, ity of Barren No. 2.

Aug. 18, 1941. Embarrass River, Ill.

Flood Control Act,

June 28, 1938. Indian Creek, Ind.

Flood Control Act,

Dec. 22, 1944. Mississinewa River and tributaries, Indiana. Flood Control Act,

Aug. 11, 1939. Patoka River and tributaries, Indiana.. Flood Control Com

mittee resolution,

Aug. 2, 1939. Salt River, Ky., flood protection at and in Flood Control Comvicinity of Shepherdsville, Ky.

mittee resolution,

Mar. 20, 1945. Wabash River tributaries, Indiana and Flood Control Act, Illinois.

Aug. 11, 1939. Wabash River, Ill., England Pond levee unit. Flood Control Act,

June 28, 1938. Wabash River, Ohio, Ind., and Ill., improve- Flood Control Com

ment of Mason J. Niblack levee, Knox mittee resolution, County, Ind.

June 6, 1939. Wabash River, Ill., Rochester and Mc- Flood Control Act, Clearys Bluff levee unit.

June 28, 1938. Wabash River, Ill., Russell and Allison levee Flood Control Act, unit.

June 28, 1938. Wabash River at Terre Haute, Ind.

do Wabash River, III., Tri Pond levee unit.

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IMPROVEMENT OF RIVERS AND HARBORS IN THE

CINCINNATI, OHIO, DISTRICT This district comprises a stretch of the Ohio River from about mile 317.5 below Pittsburgh, Pa., which is just below the mouth of the Big Sandy River, W. Va. and Ky., to about mile 556.2 just above Madison, Ind., a distance of about 238.7 miles, and includes locks and dams Nos. 29 to 39, Ohio River, inclusive. The district further includes the watersheds of all tributaries of the Ohio River within the above stretch, principal of which are the Scioto River, Little Miami River, Licking River, Miami River, and the Kentucky River.

District Engineer: Lt. Col. Frederick A. Muhlenberg, Corps of Engineers.

Division Engineer: Col. C. L. Hall, Corps of Engineers.

IMPROVEMENTS
Navigation

Flood controlContinued
Page

Page 1. Locks and dams Nos. 29–39,

10. Portsmouth - New Boston, Ohio River

1439 Ohio River Basin, Ohio. 1546 2. Ohio River, open channel

11. Cincinnati, Ohio River Ba-
work

1446
sin, Ohio

1548 3. Kentucky River, Ky.---- 1537 4. Scioto River at Portsmouth,

12. Newport, Ohio River Basin,
Ky.

1552 Ohio

1541 5. Dredging under authority

13. Ohio River Basin, Cincinof section 3 of River and

nati, Ohio, District

1554
Harbor Act approved 14. Salyersville, Licking River,
March 2, 1945

1542
Ky.

1557 6. Examinations, surveys and 15. Emergency

flood control contingencies (general) 1542

work

1559 7. Other navigation projects for which no estimates

16. Preliminary examinations, are submitted

1543 surveys, and contingen8. Plant allotment

1543

cies for flood control 1559

17. Other flood control projects Flood control

for which no estimates 9. Lawrenceburg, Ohio River

are submitted

1560 Basin, Ind. 1544 18. Plant allotment

1561

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1. LOCKS AND DAMS NOS. 29–39, OHIO RIVER For report on this improvement, see p. 1439.

2. OHIO RIVER, OPEN CHANNEL WORK For report on this improvement, see p. 1446.

3. KENTUCKY RIVER, KY. Location.The Kentucky River is formed by the confluence of its north and middle forks about 4 miles east of the town of Beattyville in east central Kentucky, the south fork joining the main stream at that place, and flows in a general northwesterly direction 258.6 miles and empties into the Ohio River at Carrollton, Ky., mile 545.8 below Pittsburgh, Pa. (See U. S. Geological Survey chart for State of Kentucky; scale, 1:500,000.)

Existing project.—The project provides for 14 locks and fixed dams to give, in connection with the improvement of the Ohio

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