Illinois River, Ill., and the Abstraction of Water from Lake Michigan: Hearings Before the Committee on Rivers and Harbors, House of Representatives, Sixty-ninth Congress, First Session, on the Subject of the Improvement of the Illinois River, Ill., and the Abstraction of Water from Lake Michigan. February 11, March 30 and 31, April 1, 2, and 3, 1926

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Page 203 - States, outside established harbor lines, or where no harbor lines have been established, except on plans recommended by the Chief of Engineers and authorized by the Secretary of War; and it shall not be lawful to excavate or nil, or in any manner to alter or modify the course, location, condition, or capacity of, any port, roadstead, haven, harbor, canal, lake, harbor of refuge, or inclosure within the limits of any breakwater, or of the channel of any navigable water of the United States...
Page 203 - An Act making appropriations for the construction, repair, and preservation of certain public works on rivers and harbors, and for other purposes...
Page 206 - That the creation of any obstruction not affirmatively authorized by Congress, to the navigable capacity of any of the waters of the United States is hereby prohibited ; and it shall not be lawful to build or commence the building of any wharf, pier, dolphin, boom, weir, breakwater, bulkhead, jetty, or other structures in any port, roadstead, haven, harbor, canal, navigable river, or other water of the United States...
Page 23 - The following order of precedence shall be observed among the various uses enumerated hereinafter for these waters, aud no use shall be permitted which tends materially to conflict with or restrain any other use which is given preference over it in this order of precedence...
Page 200 - That it be distinctly understood that it is the intention of the Secretary of War to submit the questions connected with the work of the sanitary district of Chicago to Congress for consideration and final action, and that this permit shall be subject to such action as may be taken by Congress.
Page 203 - War ; and it shall not be lawful to excavate or fill, or in any manner to alter or modify the course, location, condition, or capacity of, any port, roadstead, haven, harbor, canal, lake, harbor of refuge, or inclosure within the limits of any breakwater, or of the channel of any navigable water of the United States, unless the work has been recommended by the Chief of Engineers and authorized by the Secretary of War prior to beginning the same.
Page 200 - Chicago River, be unreasonably obstructive to navigation or injurious to property, the Secretary of War reserves the right to close said discharge through said channel or to modify it to such extent as may be demanded by navigation and property interests along said Chicago River and its South Branch. 3. That the Sanitary District of Chicago must assume all responsibility for damages to property and navigation interests by reason of the introduction of a current in Chicago River.
Page 200 - That penstocks or other similar facilities adapted to possible future use in the development of hydroelectric power shall be installed in any dam herein authorized when approved by the Secretary of War upon the recommendation of the Chief of Engineers and of the Federal Power Commission...
Page 204 - MR. JUSTICE HOLMES delivered the opinion of the court. This is a bill in equity brought by the...
Page 10 - ... can be made, and doubtless give at least the order of magnitude of the effects, which, indeed, for the present purpose, is quite sufficient. It may be well, in this connection, to call attention to the fact that the...

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