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Existing project. This provides for two converging breakwaters extending from the shore on either side of the mouth of the Poplar River 150 feet apart at their outer ends, having lengths of 240 feet and 425 feet for the east and west breakwaters respectively; for a flared entrance channel between the breakwaters 12 feet deep with a minimum width of 60 feet extending from that depth in the lake to the mouth of the river; for an inner channel on the east, 100 feet wide and 8 feet deep, with a length of 215 feet; and for an inner channel on the west, 50 feet wide and 6 feet deep, with a length of 255 feet.

The project depths are referred to low-water datum for Lake Superior, which is 601.6 feet ahove mean tide at New York. The ordinary seasonal variation of water level extends from 0 to +1 foot above low-water datum. The harbor is subject to extreme fluctuations of water level of a temporary nature, due to wind and barometric conditions, of about 1 foot above or below the mean lake level prevailing at the time.

The estimated Federal cost for new work, made in 1945, is $66,800, and $66,785 is to be contributed by local interests. The latest (1945) approved estimate of cost for annual maintenance is $1,000.

The existing project was authorized by the River and Harbor Act approved March 2, 1945 (H. Doc. No. 446, 78th Cong., 2d sess.). This document contains the latest published map.

Local cooperation.—The improvement authorized by the act of March 2, 1945, is subject to the requirement that local interests

(1) Contribute $66,785 in cash toward the cost of protective structures and dredging.

(2) Provide and maintain, without cost to the United States and in accordance with plans approved by the Chief of Engineers, a suitable and adequate public wharf for the accommodation of transient vessels.

(3) Establish a competent and properly constituted public body empowered to regulate the use, growth, and free development of harbor facilities (exclusive of Federal property) with the understanding that harbor facilities shall be open to all on equal and reasonable terms.

(4) Hold and save the United States free from damages due to the construction and maintenance of the works.

(5) Provide, without cost to the United States, all lands, easements, and rights-of-way necessary for the construction of the project, including suitable spoil disposal areas when and as required.

It is further provided that no work shall be done by the United States at this harbor until the prescribed requirements for local cooperation have also been complied with at the following additional project in this area: Beaver Bay Harbor, Minn.

None of the above requirements have been complied with.

Terminal facilities.-No terminal facilities have been constructed.

Operations and results during fiscal year.-None.

Condition at end of fiscal year.-No work has been done or funds expended on the existing project. A controlling depth of 1 foot exists over the bar at the mouth of the Poplar River.

Proposed operations. No funds are available and no work is contemplated during the fiscal years 1946 and 1947.

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.
Vet total expenditures---
Total amount appropriated to June 30, 1945---
Amount (estimated) required to be appropriated for completion of
existing project -
1 In addition, $66,785 is to be contributed by local interests.

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$66, 800

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4. BEAVER BAY HARBOR, MINN. Location.-The harbor is located on the north shore of Lake Superior 51 miles northeasterly from Duluth, Minn., and 56 miles southwesterly from Grand Marais, Minn. (See U. S. Lake Survey Chart No. 97.)

Existing project.—This provides for breakwaters aggregating 550 feet in length and for a harbor basin 12 feet deep with a minimum width of 245 feet.

The project depths are referred to low-water datum for Lake Superior, which is 601.6 feet above mean tide at New York. The ordinary seasonal variation of water level extends from 0 to +1 foot above low-water datum. The harbor is subject to extreme fluctuations of water level of a temporary nature, due to wind and barometric conditions, of about 1 foot above or below the mean lake level prevailing at the time.

The estimated Federal cost for new work, made in 1945, is $39,000, and $38,875 is to be contributed by local interests. The latest (1945) approved estimate of cost for annual maintenance is $1,000.

The existing project was authorized by the River and Harbor Act approved March 2, 1945 (H. Doc. No. 446, 78th Cong., 2d sess.). This document contains the latest published map.

Local cooperation. The improvement authorized by the act of March 2, 1945, is subject to the requirement that local interests—

(1) Contribute $38,875 in cash toward the cost of protective structures and dredging.

(2) Provide and maintain, without cost to the United States and in accordance with plans approved by the Chief of Engineers, a suitable and adequate public wharf for the accommodation of transient vessels.

(3) Establish a competent and properly constituted public body empowered to regulate the use, growth, and free development of harbor facilities (exclusive of Federal property) with the understanding that harbor facilities shall be open to all on equal and reasonable terms.

(4) Hold and save the United States free from damages due to the construction and maintenance of the works.

(5) Provide, without cost to the United States, all lands, easements, and rights-of-way necessary for the construction of the project, and furnish the right to obtain breakwater stone from the quarry at the northeast point of the bay.

It is further provided that no work shall be done by the United States at this harbor until the prescribed requirements for local cooperation have also been complied with at the following additional project in this area: Lutsen Harbor, Minn.

None of the above requirements have heen complied with.

Terminal facilities. There is a small fishing wharf on the north side of the bay with a total length of about 110 feet.

Operations and results during fiscal year.None.

Condition at end of fiscal year.—No work has been done or funds expended on the existing project. A controlling depth of 4 feet exists in the anchorage area.

Proposed operations.—No funds are available and no work is contemplated during the fiscal years 1946 and 1947.

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-
Net total expenditures.
Total amount appropriated to June 30, 1945.
Amount (estimated) required to be appropriated for completion of
existing project?-

$39, 000

1 In addition, $38,875 is to be contributed by local interests.

5. AGATE BAY HARBOR, MINN. Location. The harbor is situated on the north shore of Lake Superior, 27 miles northeasterly from Duluth, Minn. (See U. S. Lake Survey. Chart No. 96.)

Existing project. This provides for narrowing the natural entrance by the construction of rock-filled timber crib breakwaters, 1,050 and 900 feet long, from the eastern and western points of the bay, respectively; for constructing a rubble mound shore connection to the east breakwater, 168 feet long; and for dredging a maneuvering area on the north side of the harbor to a depth of 26 feet, referred to low-water datum for Lake Superior, which is taken at 601.6 feet above mean tide at New York. The ordinary seasonal variation of water level extends from 0 to +1 foot above low-water datum. The harbor is subject to extreme fluctuations of water level of a temporary nature, due to wind and barometric conditions, of about 1 foot above or below the mean lake level prevailing at the time.

The estimated cost for new work, revised in 1932, was $334,608. The latest (1935) approved estimate for annual cost of maintenance is $14,000.

The existing project was authorized by the following River and Harbor Acts:

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Recommended modifications of the project.-Under date of December 11, 1944, the Chief of Engineers recommended modification of the existing project so as to provide for the construction of a new east breakwater 1,625 feet in length, and enlargement of the harbor by dredging additional areas in the east and south and removing the existing east breakwater at an estimated first cost of $1,876,000, with no increase in the previous estimated cost of maintenance, subject to certain conditions of local cooperation (H. Dọc. No. 805, 78th Cong., 2d sess.).

The foregoing modification was authorized by act approved November 7, 1945, Public Law No. 213, Seventh-ninth Congress. Local cooperation.-Fully complied with.

Terminal facilities.—There are no publicly owned wharves. The ore docks, coal dock, merchandise wharf and tug wharf are privately owned. Facilities are considered adequate for existing commerce.'

Operations and results during fiscal year.-Maintenance surveys were made at a cost and expenditure of $100.

Condition at end of fiscal year. The existing project was completed in 1934. The breakwaters are in good condition. The controlling depth in the maneuvering area at the end of the fiscal year was 26 feet. The total costs were $282,461.98 for new work and $225,649.21 for maintenance, a total of $508,111.19. The total expenditures were $508,111.19.

Proposed operations. The amount of $200 anticipated to be allotted during fiscal year 1946 will be applied to maintenance surveys during the fiscal year.

The additional sum of $500 can be profitably expended during the fiscal year 1947 for maintenance surveys with Government plant and hired labor.

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

$282, 461. 98 Cost of maintenance to June 30, 1945.

225, 649. 21 Total cost of permanent work to June 30, 1945

508, 111.19 Net total expenditures--

508, 111. 19 Total amount appropriated to June 30, 1945

508, 111. 19

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Amount allotted from War Department Civil Appropriation Act

approved Mar. 31, 1945Gross amount expended.Amount that can be profitably expended in fiscal year ending

June 30, 1947 for maintenance-

500

6. KNIFE RIVER HARBOR, MINN. Location.—The harbor is located near the mouth of Knife River, on the north shore of Lake Superior, 19 miles northeasterly from Duluth, Minn. (See U. S. Lake Survey Chart No. 96.)

Existing project. This provides for a flared entrance channel 12 feet deep from that depth in Lake Superior reducing to a width of 60 feet at the inner end; for an inner channel 60 feet wide and 10 feet deep, with a length of 100 feet; and for two inner slips 60 feet wide and 8 feet deep, in the form of a Y with an aggregate length of about 850 feet.

The project depths are referred to low-water datum for Lake Superior, which is 601.6 feet above mean tide at New York. The ordinary seasonal variation of water level extends from 0 to +1 foot above low-water datum. The harbor is subject to extreme fluctuations of water level of a temporary nature, due to wind and barometric conditions, of about 1 foot above or below the mean lake level prevailing at the time.

The estimated cost for new work, made in 1945, is $14,000. The latest (1945) approved estimate of cost for annual maintenance is $200.

The existing project was authorized by the River and Harbor Act approved March 2, 1945 (H. Doc. No. 686, 77th Cong., 2d sess.). This document contains the latest published map.

Local cooperation.—The improvement authorized by the act of March 2, 1945, is subject to the condition that local interests

(1) Provide without cost to the United States all lands, easements, rights-of-way and spoil disposal areas needed for the initial work and subsequent maintenance when and as required.

(2) Establish and maintain a suitable public wharf, with highway connection, open to all on equal terms.

(3) Establish a public or quasi-public agency which will own the land immediately adjacent to the harbor and which will regulate the use, growth and development of all harbor facilities on a nonprofit basis and in the best interest of the public.

(4) Hold and save the United States free from claims for damages resulting from the improvement.

None of the above requirements have been complied with.

Terminal facilities. No terminal facilities have been constructed.

Operations and results during fiscal year.—None.

Condition at end of fiscal year.—No work has been done or funds expended on the existing project.

Proposed operations. No funds are available and no work is contemplated during the fiscal years 1946 and 1947.

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