Technical Reports, Parts 1-4 (Google eBook)

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The District, 1917 - Flood dams and reservoirs
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Page 24 - The Dayton Citizens' Relief Commission WITNESS, That we, the undersigned, all of whom are citizens of the State of Ohio, desiring to form a corporation, not for profit, under the general corporation laws of said State, do hereby certify: FIRST: The name of said corporation shall be THE DAYTON CITIZENS
Page 69 - The true distinction, therefore, is, between the delegation of power to make the law, which necessarily involves a discretion as to what it shall be, and conferring an authority or discretion as to its execution, to be exercised under and in pursuance of law. The first cannot be done; to the latter no valid objection can be made.
Page 15 - Trees &c, it is well watered with a great Number of little Streams or Rivulets, and full of beautiful natural Meadows, covered with wild Rye, blue Grass and Clover, and abounds with Turkeys, Deer, Elks and most Sorts of Game particularly Buffaloes, thirty or forty of which are frequently seen feeding in one Meadow: In short it wants Nothing but Cultivation to make it a most delightfull Country— The Ohio and all the large Branches are said to be full of fine Fish of several Kinds, particularly a...
Page 153 - Both from what you tell me and from my general knowledge of the situation, I am of the opinion that the preservation of human life and the public welfare are concerned in this conservancy project, and that I ought not to offer any objection to its prompt completion. Permit me to express my appreciation of your patriotic action in consulting me concerning this matter and requesting my opinion before attempting to finance this work at this time.
Page 15 - ... deer, elk and most sorts of game, particularly buffaloes, thirty or forty of which are frequently seen feeding in one meadow ; in short, it wants nothing but cultivation to make it a most delightful country. The land upon the Great Miami River is very rich, level and well timbered, some of the finest meadows that can be. The grass here grows to a great height on the clear fields, of which there are a great number, and the bottoms are full of white clover, wild rye and blue grass.
Page 65 - The conservancy act provides for the establishment of conservancy districts in Ohio, through petition of property owners to the court of common pleas of any county wholly or partly within the proposed district, for any or all of the following purposes : (a) preventing floods ; (b) regulating stream channels by changing, widening, and deepening the same; (c) reclaiming or filling wet and overflowed lands; (d) providing for irrigation where it may be needed; (e) regulating the flow of streams; (f)...
Page 132 - It is probable that the best protection for Dayton under existing conditions would be dams, one each on the Stillwater, Upper Miami, and Mad Rivers, just above Dayton, so designed as to reduce the maximum standard storm discharge at Dayton to an amount which can be economically and safely cared for by improvement of the Dayton channel, which is probably not less than 100,000 second feet.
Page 123 - ... those who were known to be opposing the plans, to give them the benefit of all the information available. In some cases this served to correct misunderstandings regarding the plans and to remove distrust of the motives actuating the advocates of the flood protection program. THE FLOOD-CONTROL PLAN In brief, the plan provided for a system of five retarding basins, supplemented by channel improvement through the cities. The retarding basins were to be formed by earth dams built across the valleys...
Page 65 - ... to build reservoirs, canals, levees, walls, embankments, bridges, or dams; to maintain, operate and repair any of the construction herein named; and to do all other things necessary for the fulfillment of the purposes of this act.
Page 16 - ... clear of stone, soil rich, water good and clear and serene air. As we advanced further the lands continued level, but were not as well watered as they were a little back. Within about 9 or 10 miles of Hamilton, the lands I think are the richest I ever saw. The growth is mostly walnut, sugartree, &c, tied together by clusters of grapevines, which in this country grow amazingly large. From this to Hamilton is the most beautiful level that ever my eyes beheld; the soil is rich, free from swampy...

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