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Aug. 11, 1888
Purchase of the origin al improvements.
H. Ex. Doc. No. 111, 49th Cong., 20
sess.; Annual Report 1887, p. 1903. Annual Report, 1891, p. 2439.
Annual Report, 1891, p. 2478.
Mar. 3, 1803 Construction of lock No. 2, Green River
improvement of Green River above the mouth
River, and dam No. 1, Barren River; modifica-
bends in Bear Creek, Ky.
Department appropriations for rivers and har
bors. Aug. 30, 1935 Improvement of Nolin River.
Rivers and Harbors Committee Doc.
No. 2, 71st Cong., 1st sess., and H.
H. Doc. No. 480, 720 Cong., 2d sess.
1 Deficiency act. 2 Permanent Appropriations Repeal Act. 3 Contains latest published map of the lower 12 miles of Nolin River. For map of the Green, Barren, and Rough Rivers, see H. Doc. No. 81, 73d Cong., 1st sess.
Local cooperation.—The River and Harbor Act of July 3, 1930, provides that in connection with the improvement of Bear Creek, Ky., local interests are to contribute $10,000 to the first cost of the dredging, provide necessary rights-of-way at the bends, furnish without cost to the United States satisfactory areas for the disposal of excavated material, and assume all flowage damages along Bear Creek. These conditions have not been met.
The River and Harbor Act of August 30, 1935, provides that local interests provide any land or easements required for the purpose of the improvement of Nolin River. Local interests have been unable to obtain easements required for the removal of overhanging rock ledges at Whistle Mountain.
Terminal facilities. There are six terminals on Green River, five of which are for handling petroleum products and one for unloading logs. On Barren River there are four terminals, two of which are petroleum terminals, one is for transfer of asphalt from barge to railroad and the other is the public landing at Bowling Green, Ky. The only terminal on Nolin River consists of one conveyor for loading asphalt at Kyrock, Ky. There are no terminals on Bear Creek. These facilities are considered adequate for existing commerce.
Operations and results during fiscal year.–Work during the fiscal year consisted of the operation and care of the seven locks and dams on the Green and Barren Rivers at a cost of $64,971.95, and the maintenance of the channels in the pools of the dams at a cost of $43,836.03, a total of $108,807.98. The expenditures were $109,758.85.
Condition at end of fiscal year. The canalization system on Green and Barren Rivers is in only fair condition, except Lock No. 1, Barren River and Lock and Dam No. 5, Green River, which are
in excellent condition. The controlling navigable depth in the sections covered by the existing project was 5.5 feet at the end of the fiscal year. New work remaining to be done consists of removing overhanging rock ledges at Whistle Mountain on Nolin River, provided for by the River and Harbor Act of August 30, 1935, and the improvement of Bear Creek, provided for by the River and Harbor Act of July 3, 1930. The costs to the end of the fiscal year were as follows:
The total expenditures were $3,365,648.06, including $85,000 Public Works Funds and $2,000.00 Emergency Relief funds. In addition, the sum of $3,842,667.40 was expended between 1888 and June 30, 1936, on the operating and care of the works of improvement under provisions of the permanent indefinite appropriation for such purposes.
Proposed operations.--The balance unexpended, and accounts receivable on June 30, 1945, plus an anticipated allotment will be applied as follows: Accounts payable June 30, 1945
$190. 75 Maintenance clearing channel in pools of dams (hired labor July 1, 1945 to June 30, 1946)
33, 000.00 Maintenance operating and care of locks and dams: Operation
$47, 440.00 Ordinary maintenance and repairs.
3, 445.00 Improvement and reconstruction..
31, 729. 59
82, 614. 59 Total for all work
115, 805. 34 The additional sum of $104,150 can be profitably expended during the fiscal year ending June 30, 1947, as follows: Maintenance-clearing channel in pools of dams--
$31, 500.00 Maintenance operating and care of locks and dams: Operation
$45, 150.00 Ordinary maintenance and repairs.
3,500.00 Improvement and reconstruction
72, 650.00 Total for all work.-
104, 150.00 Cost and financial summary Cost of new work to June 30, 1945
$2, 444, 769. 45 Cost of maintenance to June 30, 1945--
4, 763, 736. 76 Total cost of permanent work to June 30, 1945
7, 208, 506.21 Minus accounts payable June 30, 1945_
190. 75 Net total expenditures..
7, 208, 315. 46 Unexpended balance June 30, 1945.
55, 805. 34 Total amount appropriated to June 30, 1945
7, 264, 120.80
17, 825. 00
Amount (estimated) required to be appropriated for comple
tion of existing project'. Amount that can be profitably expended in fiscal year ending
June 30, 1947 for maintenance
1 Exclusive of available funds.
4. ROUGH RIVER, KY. Location. This stream is one of the principal tributaries of Green River and lies wholly within the State of Kentucky. It rises in Hardin County, flows westerly 136 miles, and empties into Green River at Livermore, 71 miles from the mouth of that river. (See U. S. Geological Survey charts, Kentucky quadrangles: Central City, Hartford, Whitesville.)
Existing project.--This provides for clearing the river of obstructions and for the construction of a lock and dam to carry slack water to Hartford, Ky. The new work provided for having been completed, the project now contemplates the maintenance of the lock and dam and keeping the river channel free from the snags and other obstructions to navigation.
At the lock the ordinary fluctuations due to floods vary from 6 to 10 feet above pool level. During the flood of 1937 a stage of about 26 feet above pool stage was reached.
The location and principal dimensions, etc., of the lock are as follows:
Name: Lock No. 1, Rough River.
_miles.- 7 Mouth of Rough River, in Green River, Ky.-
_do--- 7 Width of lock chamber--
_feet_. 27 Greatest length available for full width.
_do.-- 123. O Lift at pool stage-
_do--- 9.9 Depth on lower miter sill at pool stage
--do--- 4.1 Depth on upper miter sill at pool stage..
--do--- 6. 6 Character of foundation: Rock. Kind of dam: Fixed. Type of dam: Wooden, stone-filled crib, stepped. Cost of lock and dam: $72,186.35. Year opened to navigation: 1896.
The original estimate for building the proposed lock and dam and removing obstructions from the river amounted to $56,729.80 (Annual Report for 1885, p. 1901). The project and estimate were subsequently modified (Annual Reports for 1891, p. 2447, and 1896, p. 2280), changing the dimensions of the structures and substituting a concrete lock and abutment for the masonry lock and timber abutment originally proposed. The revised estimate under which the work was undertaken was as follows: Cost of lock and dam, etc., complete
$96, 556, 05 Clearing banks and channel..
105, 556.05 The estimate of annual cost of operation and care of the lock and dam, made in 1936, is $1,600.
The existing project was authorized by the following river and harbor acts:
Annual Report, 1885, p. 1894.
Sept. 19, 1890 Construction of lock and dam and clearing banks
and channel. Jane 28, 19341 Operation and care of lock and dam with War De
partment appropriations for rivers and harbors.
1 Permanent Appropriation Repeal Act. The latest published map of Rough River is printed in H. Doc. No. 81, 73d Cong., 1st sess.
Terminal facilities. There are a few unimproved private landings which are considered adequate for existing commerce.
Operations and results during fiscal year.–Work during the fiscal year consisted of the operation and maintenance of the lock and dam.
The total cost during the fiscal year was $2,392.61 for maintenance. The expenditures were $2,457.61.
Condition at end of fiscal year.—The existing project was completed in 1899. At the end of the year the lock and dam were in poor condition and a slack-water channel was available from the mouth to Hartford, Ky. for boats not exceeding a 3-foot draft.
The costs to the end of the fiscal year were $105,500.00 for new work and $25,572.72 for operating and care, a total of $131,072.72. The expenditures were $131,072.72.
In addition, the sum of $55,298.39 was expended between 1898 and June 30, 1936, on the operating and care of the works of improvement, under the provision of the permanent indefinite appropriation for such purposes.
Proposed operations. --The balance unexpended, and accounts receivable on June 30, 1945, plus an anticipated allotment will be applied as follows: Maintenance-clearing channel (hired labor July 1, 1945 to June 30, 1946)
$500 Maintenance operating and care of locks and dams-operation ---- 3, 165 Total for all work...
3, 665 The additional sum of $2,935 can be profitably expended during the fiscal year ending June 30, 1947, as follows: Maintenance operating and care of locks and dams: Operation
$2, 870 Ordinary maintenance and repairs..
65 Total, maintenance (operating and care of locks and dams)--- 2, 935
Cost and financial summary
80, 871. 11
Total cost of permanent work to June 30, 1945-
Total amount appropriated to June 30, 1945
186, 371. 11 186, 371. 11
1, 757. 28
188, 128. 39
Balance unexpended July 1, 1944-
Amount to be accounted for. Gross amount expended.---
4, 214. 89 2, 457. 61
1, 757. 28
Balance unexpended June 30, 1945_-
June 30, 1947 for maintenance
2, 935. 00
1 Exclusive of available funds.
5. EXAMINATIONS, SURVEYS, AND CONTINGENCIES (GENERAL)
The cost of the work during the year amounted to $128,944.56; the expenditures were $130,433.72. The balance unexpended on June 30, 1945, amounting to $167,924.05, will be applied as needed during the fiscal year 1946 to the payment of expenses incurred