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Whereas the improvements contemplated by the appropriation will be of benefit to the entire bay area and of special benefit to San Mateo County in encouraging industrial development: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the Board of Supervisors of San Mateo County does hereby express its appreciation to the said Senator William F. Knowland, Congressman J. Arthur Younger, and Congressman Charles S. Gubser, for their successful efforts in having the appropriation for Redwood City Harbor included in the budget, and does hereby further request that said representatives continue to use their influence to the greatest possible extent to see that the appropriation is approved through the various committees and finally approved by the Congress of the United States : Be it further

Resolved, That copies of this resolution be forwarded to Senator William F. Knowland, Congressman J. Arthur Younger, and Congressman Charles C. Gubser, and to the appropriate committees of the House of Representatives and the Senate.

Regularly passed and adopted this 16th day of February 1954.

Ayes, and in favor of said resolution: Supervisors M. A. Poss, W. M. Werder, Alvin S. Hatch, and E. R. McDonald.

Noes, and against said resolution : Supervisors (none).
Absent supervisor, Thomas J. Callan.

M. A. Poss,
Chairman, Board of Supervisors, County of San Mateo, State of California.
Attest:
(SEAL]

John A. BRUNING,

Clerk, Board of Supervisors. STATE OF CALIFORNIA

County of San Mateo, 88: John A. Brunning, county clerk of the county of San Mateo, State of California, and ex-officio clerk of the board of supervisors thereof, does hereby certify that the above and foregoing is a full, true, and correct copy of resolution No. 8015, entered in the minutes of said board.

In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and the seal of said Board this 10th day of February, 1954.

JOHN A. BRUNING, Clerk. By JEAN PAXTON, Deputy.

EAGLE GORGE DAM PROJECT, WASH. STATEMENT OF GEORGE T. TREADWELL, CHIEF ENGINEER, PORT

OF SEATTLE

GENERAL STATEMENT Senator CORDON. We will next hear from Mr. George Treadwell.

Jir. TREADWELL. Senator Cordon and members of the committee, first I would like to express my appreciation that you have taken me out of turn, and I would like to present a statement regarding the appropriation for Eagle Gorge Dam to be built on the Green River some 10 miles from Seattle.

Senator CORDON. Which way is it?
Mr. TREADWELL. South and east.
Senator CORDON. Where would that be?

Mr. 'TREIDWELL. It is above the town of Auburn at Eagle Gorge where the Northern Pacific Railroad goes through the pass going east.

Senator CORDON. Oh, yes.
Mr. TREADWELL. It will be east and south of Tacoma.

I would like to read a statement, and perhaps deviate from it slightly.

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PREPARED STATEMENT

Senator Cordon. If you desire, we will make the statement a part of the record, and you can summarize it.

Mr. TREADWELL. All right. I have given the reporter a copy.

Senator CORDON. It will be printed in the record, and you summarize it or highlight it for us.

(The statement referred to follows:)

STATEMENT BY GEORGE T. TREADWELL ON EAGLE GORGE DAM PROJECT

Mr. Chairman and gentlemen of the committee, my name is George T. Treadwell. I am the chief engineer of the port of Seattle, and for some years have served as a member of a special committee representing local interests seeking construction of a flood-control dam on the Green-Duwamish River at a site known as Eagle Gorge.

Construction of this project was authorized by Congress in 1950 and in the years subsequent to that action funds have been appropriated annually for planning purposes. I am advised that an additional $170,000 in planning money is included in the budget for the new fiscal year.

However, we are likewise advised that planning has now advanced to a point where initial construction funds could be utilized effectively in the fiscal year beginning next July. Our purpose in appearing before the committee, therefore, is to request construction appropriations for Eagle Gorge Dam in the appropriations bill which will result from these hearings.

Our petition for construction money is based on several factors:

1. Failure to institute construction of the dam during the next fiscal year will delay for at least a whole year the essential correction of periodic flood conditions in the Green-Duwamish Valley.

2. The expenditure of many millions of dollars in the area affected by the floods is contingent upon the construction of this dam and plans to utilize the valley area for industrial sites cannot be implemented until flood conditions have been relieved.

3. Local matching money in the sum of $2 million, three-fourths of it from the State and the balance from King County, will be available immediately toward the cost of the dam once Federal construction funds are appropriated. The State's share of this $2 million matching fund will revert to the State treasury next February and the difficult procedure of getting it reappropriated will be necessary unless Federal construction funds become available by that time.

Eagle Gorge Dam today is more essential than it was at the time of its authorization.

The Green-Duwamish Valley, through which the river flows before emptying into Puget Sound at Seattle, offers the only area adjacent to Seattle available for industrial expansion.

Because of topographical peculiarities, Seattle's industrial area is confined to relatively small sections. Largest and most important of these is southward along the Green-Duwamish River. Within Seattle itself, the valley of this river has been highly developed. Most of the industrial land it provides is land reclaimed through the years from tidal areas by dint of local effort and initiative.

This land is virtually all utilized at this point. Some important tracts, in fact, have been taken over and are held by the Federal Government, eliminating them as sites for new industrial plants. Seattle's expanding industry has nowhere to go, except up the valley, and that area is useless until flood conditions have been corrected.

State and King County funds to pay a portion of the dam's cost represent ouly a fraction of what the local citizens are prepared to spend in the development of this valley and its industrial sites.

On the local level, a firm of consulting engineers has been employed to belp plan the development of this area. Expansion of our railroad and highway system is impossible until the tiood menace has been removed. Roads, bridges, and similar improvements which will follow construction of the flood-control dam will involve expenditures exceeding many times the cost of the dam.

Utilization of the valley lands as industrial sites will enhance many times the tax returns from this area and, within a few short years, the Federal Government will realize in increased taxes far more than its investment in this project. Seattle, King County, and the Puget Sound area generally are growing tremendously. One-third of the population of the State resides in King County. The need for new payrolls and new industries to support the expanding population is imperative. This project will give us room to grow; room to meet the needs of our people.

We feel the availability of local matching funds, the essentiality of this project to meet a critical shortage of industrial property, and the substantial increase in land values, which will reflect in far greater tax revenues for the Government, are persuasive reasons for favorable action by Congress on our request for construction money this year. We respectfully urge your affirmative action.

PROJECT AUTHORIZATION

Mr. TREADWELL. My name is George T. Treadwell, and I am chief engineer of the port of Seattle. For some years, I guess about 15, I have served as a member of a special committee representing local interests seeking construction of a flood-control dam on the Green-Duwamish River at a site known as Eagle Gorge.

Construction of this project was authorized by Congress in 1950, and in the years subsequent to that action funds have been appropriated annually for planning purposes. I have been advised that an additional $170,000 in planning money is included in the budget for the new fiscal year. However, we are likewise advised that the planping has now advanced to a point where initial construction funds could be utilized effectively in the fiscal year beginning next July.

Our purpose in appearing before the committee, therefore, is to request construction appropriations for Eagle Gorge in the appropriation bill which will be the result of these hearings.

Our petition for construction money is based on several factors.

1. Failure to institute construction of the dam during the next fiscal year will delay for at least a whole year the essential correction of periodic flood conditions in the Green-Duwamish Valley.

2. The expenditure of many millions of dollars in the area affected by the floods is contingent upon the construction of this dam, and plans to utilize the valley area for industrial sites cannot be implemented until flood conditions have been relieved.

LOCAL CONTRIBUTION

I don't know how familiar you are with Seattle, but I am sure you are, Senator Cordon, and you know that Seattle has no more industrial land. It is all gone. It has been developed. Our only hope of industrial advancement in any large amount is in this Green-Duwamish River Valley. And, of course, these floods come periodically and there have been millions of dollars lost there in land and farms, and some loss of life. The important thing is that there is a local contribution of $2 million available toward the cost of the project, which I think General Chorpening will tell you is in the neighborhood of $20 million. This $2 million has been appropriated, $500,000 by King County, and $11,2 million by the State of Washington. We have had this $112 million reappropriated about 3 times, and each time it gets harder to get. Come next February, if this money is not tapped to a certain extent by the Army engineers we have got to go through the process of getting it reappropriated in the State of Washington. I don't know whether we are going to be successful or not.

Senator CORDON. It is a question of a bird in the hand.

to divert certain present traffic which is seasonal and is becoming more limited,
that any savings to shippers is extremely questionable, such factual conditions
strongly demand that this request for an appropriation of $1 million should be
rejected.
Respectfully submitted.

PORT OF OAKLAND,
By DUDLEY W. FROST, President.

HOWARD TERMINAL,
By Chas. P. HOWARD, President.

ENCINAL TERMINALS,
By D. L. DULLUM, President.

Representative MILLER. I want to thank you gentlemen for your time.

Senator CORDON. It is a rather unusual situation, which was the reason, at least for the Chair's questioning. I wanted to get the basic idea here and the extent to which this was founded upon known facts.

Representative MILLER. Senator, we have not developed this thing; we haven't the facilities to develop it that the Army people have. In their latest report it indicates some other things. În cases they have been known to make mistakes, too.

Senator CORDON. Thank you very much, gentlemen.
Representative MILLER. Thank you, Mr. Chairman.

Senator CORDON. The committee is also in receipt of a letter from John A. Bruning, clerk of the board of supervisors, County of San Mateo, Redwood City, Calif., enclosing a resolution adopted by the board requesting approval of Congress for the appropriation for the improvement of the Redwood City Harbor. The letter and resolution will be placed in the record at this point. (The letter and resolution referred to follows:)

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS,

COUNTY OF SAN MATEO,

Redwood City, Calif., February 17, 1954. Hon. WILLIAM F KNOWLAND),

Senate Office Building, Washington, D. C. DEAR SENATOR KNOWLAND: The Board of Supervisors of the County of San Mateo, at its February 16, 1954, meeting, adopted resolution No. 8045, requesting approval of Congress for appropriation for improvements to the harbor at Redwood City, Calif., and directed this office to forward a copy to you and express the hope that your further efforts in this matter may result in a successful conclusion. Yours very truly,

JOHN A. BRUNING,

Clerk of the Board. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS, COUNTY OF SAN MATEO, STATE OF CALIFORNIA RESOLUTION NO. 8045-RESOLUTION REQUESTING APPROVAL OF CONGRESS FOR APPRO

PRIATION FOR IMPROVEMENTS TO HARBOR AT RED WOOD CITY, CALIF. Be it resolved by the Board of Supervisors of San Mateo County, California, that,

Whereas an appropriation of $1 million for improvements to the Redwood City Harbor has been included in the Federal budget by the President of the United States, and

Whereas such appropriation was recommended by the Corps of Engineers, United States Army, and

Whereas such recommendation was strongly endorsed by Senator William F. Knowland, Congressman J. Arthur Younger, and Congressman Charles S. Gubser, and

Whereas the improvements contemplated by the appropriation will be of benefit to the entire bay area and of special benefit to San Mateo County in encouraging industrial development: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the Board of Supervisors of San Mateo County does hereby express its appreciation to the said Senator William F. Knowland, Congressman J. Arthur Younger, and Congressman Charles S. Gubser, for their successful efforts in having the appropriation for Redwood City Harbor included in the budget, and does hereby further request that said representatives continue to use their influence to the greatest possible extent to see that the appropriation is approved through the various committees and finally approved by the Congress of the United States : Be it further

Resolved, That copies of this resolution be forwarded to Senator William F. Knowland, Congressman J. Arthur Younger, and Congressman Charles C. Gubser, and to the appropriate committees of the House of Representatives and the Senate.

Regularly passed and adopted this 16th day of February 1954.

Ayes, and in favor of said resolution : Supervisors M. A. Poss, W. M. Werder, Alvin S. Hatch, and E. R. McDonald.

Noes, and against said resolution: Supervisors (none).
Absent supervisor, Thomas J. Callan.

M. A. Poss,
Chairman, Board of Supervisors, County of San Mateo, State of California.
Attest:
[SEAL]

JOHN A. BRUNING,

Clerk, Board of Supervisors. STATE OF CALIFORNIA

County of San Mateo, 88: John A. Brunning, county clerk of the county of San Mateo, State of California, and ex-officio clerk of the board of supervisors thereof, does hereby certify that the above and foregoing is a full, true, and correct copy of resolution No. 8045, entered in the minutes of said board.

In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and the seal of said Board this 16th day of February, 1954.

JOHN A. BRUNING, Clerk. By JEAN PAXTON, Deputy.

EAGLE GORGE DAM PROJECT, WASH.

STATEMENT OF GEORGE T. TREADWELL, CHIEF ENGINEER, PORT

OF SEATTLE

GENERAL STATEMENT

Senator CORDON. We will next hear from Mr. George Treadwell.

Mr. TREADWELL. Senator Cordon and members of the committee, first I would like to express my appreciation that you have taken me out of turn, and I would like to present a statement regarding the appropriation for Eagle Gorge Dam to be built on the Green River some 40 miles from Seattle.

Senator CORDON. Which way is it?
Mr. TREADWELL. South and east.
Senator CORDON. Where would that be?

Mr. TREADWELL. It is above the town of Auburn at Eagle Gorge where the Northern Pacific Railroad goes through the pass going east.

Senator CORDON. Oh, yes.
Mr. TREADWELL. It will be east and south of Tacoma.

I would like to read a statement, and perhaps deviate from it slightly.

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