Bulletin Volume 1-3; No. 6; No. 8; No. 13

Bulletin Volume 1-3; No. 6; No. 8; No. 13

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ...in the Mississippi valley. Congress is asked to appropriate vast sums to project the Mississippi bottoms, to straighten the river, to build higher and stronger levees and more of them. The most recent flood brought an appeal from delegates of a number of the Mississippi states for an immediate appropriation of $1,500,000.00 and $8,000,000.00 annually for three years. This emergency appropriation is desired so as to close the new crevasses in the levees and keep out the floods which usually come during the next month. The help is asked because the districts in the valley are without resources and cannot recover from injuries already sustained unless federal aid is extended. This plea demands sober consideration. Is this a case in which the nation at large should be called upon to aid? Is not congressional appropriation for levee construction to prevent property from being flooded a more or less local matter? The tendency to go to Congress for financial and legal means is a very serious feature of public sentiment. In the last fiscal year it cost-$964,000,000.00, over $10.00 per capita, to pay the nation's bills. This money was raised by the people in indirect ways, and it should be used for national purposes. The plea has been advanced that federal appropriations for Mississippi levees were for the benefit of navigation on the river; that they are solely for the benefit of navigation on the river cannot be sustained. It is a fact that if the river was held within bounds from source to mouth, that if the banks were properly revetted so as to prevent erosion and levees built for-the entire length of the stream so as to prevent overflow and retain the entire flood volume of the stream within its own prism and flood prism between the levees, that no...
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236592336
  • 9781236592330