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Amount that can be profitably expended in fiscal year ending

June 30, 1947 for maintenance 1 Exclusive of available funds.

27, 200.00

18. OHIO RIVER BASIN, PITTSBURGH, PA., DISTRICT Location. The works covered by this project are a series of levees, flood walls, channel improvements, and reservoirs in the Ohio River Basin within the confines of the Pittsburgh, Pa., district.

Existing project.The Flood Control Act approved August 28, 1937, authorized the construction of levees, flood walls, and drainage structures for the protection of cities and towns in the Ohio River Basin, the projects to be selected by the Chief of Engineers with the approval of the Secretary of War, in accordance with House Flood Control Committee Document No. 1, Sev y-fifth Congress, first session, at a cost not to exceed $24,877,000 for construction, which amount was authorized to be appropriated for this purpose.

The Flood Control Act of June 28, 1938, approved the general comprehensive plan for flood control and other purposes in the Ohio River Basin as set forth in House Flood Control Committee Document No. 1, Seventy-fifth Congress, first session, with such modification thereof as, in the discretion of the Secretary of War and the Chief of Engineers, may be advisable, and for initiation and partial accomplishment of the plan, authorized $75,000.000 for reservoirs and $50,300,000 for local flood-protection works. the individual projects to be selected and approved by the Chief of Engineers subject to the provision that the authorization shall include the diversion of Cache River above Cairo, Ill., and the protection of the area north of the Cairo drainage district by levees, at an estimated cost of $2,000,000.

The Flood Control Act approved August 18, 1941, authorized the sum of $45,000,000 for the further prosecution of the comprehensive plan approved in the act of June 28, 1938, for the Ohio River Basin, modified to include the Allegheny Reservoir project in accordance with the recommendation of the Chief of Engineers in House Document No. 300, Seventy-sixth Congress, first session.

In addition to previous authorizations, the Flood Control Act approved December 22, 1944, authorized the sum of $70,000,000 for the prosecution of the comprehensive plan approved in the Act of June 28, 1938, as modified by the act approved August 18, 1941, for the Ohio River, including additional projects in tributary basins.

The following is a list of the individual projects considered in the comprehensive plan within the confines of the Pittsburgh district:

Local protection projects

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area, NY
Dillonvale and Adena on Short Creek, Ohio.
Latrobe on Loyalhanna Creek, Pa.
Ridgway, Johnsonburg, Saint Marys, and
Brockway and vicinity, Pa.

Channels
Channel
Reservoir, channels,

levees and drain-
age facilities.

158, 200

112, 500 6, 276, 900

27, 800

5, 200 117, 100

186, 000

117, 700 6,394,000

1 Completed.
* Reported in detail in Annual Report for 1941.
: Reported in detail in an individual report.

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Local cooperation.—See page 5 for requirements.

Operations and results during fiscal year.-Operations during the year consisted of surveys, investigations, studies, preparation of definite plans, and preparation of construction plans and specifications for the development of the general comprehensive plan for flood control in the Ohio River Basin.

The costs during the year were $156,902.67. The expenditures were $156,247.04.

Condition at end of fiscal year.—The preparation of project plans and construction plans and specifications was well advanced. The status of projects selected for construction under this authorization is given in individual reports.

The total costs to the end of the fiscal year were $1,191,635.32, of which $1,169,557.93 was from regular funds and $22,077.39 was from Emergency Relief funds. The total expenditures were $1,183,688.68, of which $1,161,611.29 was from regular funds and $22,077.39 was from Emergency Relief funds.

Proposed operations.—The balance unexpended and accounts receivable on June 30, 1945, amounting to $318,995.28, will be applied to accounts payahle June 30, 1945, $8,292.44, and to the preparation of project plans and construction plans and specifications for the development of the general comprehensive plan.

The additional sum of $9,869,100 can he profitably expended during the fiscal years 1946 and 1947 ($4,000,000 of this total in 1946) for the preparation of project plans, construction plans and specifications and for the construction of additional flood protection works included in the general comprehensive plan.

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

*$1, 191, 635. 32

Total cost of permanent work to June 30, 1945 Plus accounts receivable June 30, 1945

'1, 191, 635. 32

345. 80

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Amount that can be profitably expended in fiscal years 1946 and 1947 for new work'

9, 869, 100.00

* Includes $22,077.39 from Emergency Relief funds. * Exclusive of available funds.

19. PRELIMINARY EXAMINATIONS, SURVEYS AND

CONTINGENCIES FOR FLOOD CONTROL The costs during the fiscal year were $139,581.31. The expenditures were $139,607.09.

The balance unexpended on June 30, 1945, plus an allotment of $21,900 in August 1945, a total of $155,177.92 will be applied in payment on accounts payable and expenses to be incurred under this heading.

The additional sum of $71,000 can be profitably expended during the fiscal year 1947.

Cost and financial summary

Cost of new work to June 30, 1945
Cost of maintenance to June 30, 1945

$854, 254. 86

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

854, 254. 86

1, 632. 78

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Amount that can be profitably expended in fiscal year ending

June 30, 1947 for maintenance

1

71, 000.00

1 Exclusive of available funds.

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