Mississippi River Flood Control, Morganza Floodway: Hearings Before the Committee on Commerce, United States Senate, Seventy-fifth Congress, Third Session on S. 3354, a Bill to Amend the Act Entitled "An Act to Amend the Act Entitled 'An Act for the Control of Floods on the Mississippi River and Its Tributaries ... "

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1938 - Flood control - 177 pages
 

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Page 2 - Act shall be expended on the construction of any project until States, political subdivisions thereof, or other responsible local agencies have given assurances satisfactory to the Secretary of War that they will (a) provide without cost to the United States all lands, easements, and rights-of-way necessary for the construction of the project...
Page 1 - That the following sums of money be, and are hereby, appropriated, to be paid out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to be immediately available, and to be expended under the direction of the Secretary of War and the supervision of the Chief of Engineers, for the construction, completion, repair, and preservation of the public works hereinafter named: ***** Sec.
Page 10 - An Act for the control of floods on the Mississippi River and its tributaries, and for other purposes...
Page 3 - The 1928 act authorized $5,000,000 which has been exhausted and the 1936 act authorized $15,000,000 to replenish these funds to be allocated by the Secretary of War on the recommendation of the Chief of Engineers in rescue work or in the repair and maintenance of any flood-control work on any tributaries of the Mississippi River threatened or destroyed by flood heretofore or hereafter occurring.
Page 2 - That hereafter no money appropriated under authority of this Act shall be expended on the construction of any project until States, political subdivisions thereof, or other responsible local agencies have given assurances satisfactory to the Secretary of War...
Page 165 - Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the project for the flood control of the Mississippi River in its alluvial valley...
Page 165 - The plan is a comprehensive one, providing for the maximum flood predicted as possible, and for future expansion to meet changing conditions. It includes a spillway above New Orleans, diversion floodways in the Atchafalaya and Tensas Basins, a river bank floodway from Cairo, Illinois, to New Madrid, Missouri, together with strengthening and a moderate raising of existing levees.
Page 2 - River, hereby authorized, shall be undertaken until the States, or other qualified agencies, shall have furnished satisfactory assurances that they will undertake, without cost to the United States, all alterations of highways made necessary because of the construction of the authorized reservoirs, and meet all damages because of such highway alterations, and have agreed also to furnish without cost to the United States all lands and easements necessary to the construction of levees and drainage...
Page 2 - Chiaf of Engineers, with the approval of the Secretary of War, may modify the project for the flood control of the Saint Francis River as recommended in said report, to include therein the construction of a detention reservoir for the reduction of floods, and the acquisition at the cost of the United States of all lands and flowage necessary to the construction of said reservoir except flowage of highways...
Page 3 - States free from damages due to the construction works; (c) maintain and operate all the works after completion in accordance with regulations prescribed by the Secretary of the Army...

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