Flood Control in the Mississippi Valley: Hearings Before the Committee on Flood Control, House of Representatives, Seventy-fourth Congress, First Session, on a Plan to Modify and Extend the Project for Flood Control and Improvement of the Mississippi River Authorized by the Flood Control Act of 1928. April 1 to 13, 1935
U.S. Government Printing Office, 1935 - Floods - 832 pages
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Page 748 - Texas, do hereby certify that the within and foregoing is a true and correct copy of Resolution No.
Page 27 - River for protection against the floods of that river; in view of the extent of National concern in the control of these floods in the interests of national prosperity, the flow of interstate commerce, and the movement of the United States mails; and, in view of the gigantic scale of the project, involving flood waters of a volume and flowing from a drainage area largely outside the States most affected, and far exceeding those of any other river in the United States, no local contribution to the...
Page 37 - War that they will (a) maintain all flood-control works after their completion, except controlling and regulating spillway structures, including special relief levees ; maintenance includes normally such matters as cutting grass, removal of weeds, local drainage, and minor repairs of main river levees...
Page 466 - ... be referred to the Board of Engineers, or to a special Board convened for the purpose, on whose report the final lines could receive the recommendation of the Chief of Engineers, and the approval of the Secretary of War. Once these lines are adopted it would be most desirable to make the process of altering them extremely difficult, as by requiring by regulation that no application for a change of the lines be forwarded to the Secretary of War for...
Page 1 - Agriculture," approved October 1, 1890, is amended by adding at the end thereof a new paragraph to read as follows...
Page 94 - The United States shall provide flowage rights for additional destructive flood waters that will pass by reason of diversions from the main channel of the Mississippi River...
Page 212 - I do not want to take up the time of the committee but I am very much interested.
Page 752 - I hereby certify that the above and foregoing is a true and correct copy of a resolution passed by the board of directors of the Tallulah State Bank & Trust Co.
Page 23 - Act it shall be found that upon any stretch of the banks of the Mississippi River it is impracticable to construct levees, either because such construction is not economically justified or because such construction would unreasonably restrict the flood channel, and lands in such stretch of the river are subjected to overflow and damage which are not now overflowed or damaged by reason of the construction of levees on the opposite banks of the river it shall be the duty of the Secretary of...
Page 415 - The compensation which he may obtain in such a proceeding will be the same as that which he might have been awarded had the defendants instituted the condemnation proceedings which it is contended the statute requires. Nor is it material to inquire now whether the statute does so require. For even if the defendants are acting illegally, under the act, in threatening to proceed without first acquiring flowage rights over the complainant's lands, the illegality, on complainant's own contention, is...