The Alberta Law Reports Volume 17

The Alberta Law Reports Volume 17

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ...course and the smaller one. He says the water ran pretty freely through Hiscock's place, natural runway, then it goes through the school section to Pine Creek and from there into the Saskatchewan River. He judged the area draining through his land to contain 1.200 to 1,500 acres. Thomas Hiscock, who has resided since 1909 off and on on the north-east quarter of 10, says the natural watercourse ran through the centre of his place, low-lying land, it has a clear course through. ' Mr. Alfred E. Farncombe, a surveyor and civil engineer with considerable experience in connection with drainage works is the only witness on either side who made a survey of the drainage area. He made his examination in October, 1921, just before the trial, and says that with regard to the watercourse he agrees with witnesses for the defendant as to the area lying north of the railway up to possibly the north boundaries of the south half of 15. There were different places where it could be seen water had run but there was nothing that could be said to be a decided watercourse, that is a very level tract in there, it has numerous pot holes, there is a slight fall there, probably two feet to the mile, perhaps more. But north of there he endeavoured to find the watershed and found that the east road allowance of sec. 15 was practically the watershed; he found a well-defined dry-creek bed on the north half of 15 running south that emptied into this basin on 15. The creek bed was somewhere in the vicinity of six feet bottom and it was a clearly well-defined creek, dry. Following that course down he found that it developed somewhat, and the main channel went to the west into the south-west quarter of 15, and there was another channel, a lesser one swung around...show more

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  • Paperback | 200 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 367g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236987756
  • 9781236987754