The Colorado Engineer Volume 18-21

The Colorado Engineer Volume 18-21

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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. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ... the State Supreme Court on Ferbuary 27, 1923. On May 27, 1922, a petition was filed with the District Court, asking for the formation of a Conservancy District. The Court hearing on the petition was concluded on August 18, 1922, and on September 10, the Pueblo Conservancy District was declared formed by Judge Park. The Directors of the District, Chas. W. Lee, G. H. Nuckolls and W. F. Raber, were then appointed, followed shortly by the appointment of the Appraisers, W. D. Keen, E. D. Spruill, and Thos, Kelly. Under supervision of the Directors, the Dayton Morgan Engineering Company prepared and submitted its recommendation of the Plan. Previous to the formation of the District, many plans had been studied and compared in detail. The Plan, as submitted, was announced by the Directors on March 10, as being the most feasible. On March 17, the notice was published which provides for a public hearing prior to the adoption of the Plan. The Plan provides for moving the Arkansas River from its present channel through the City of Pueblo to a new channel located along the bluffs south of the Union Depot, this work to be supplemented by a small retarding basin formed by a barrier across the valley at Rock Canyon, six miles above the city, for the purpose of partly regulating the flow of great floods before they reach Pueblo. Relocation of the channel involves moving most of the Denver & Rio Grande Western freight yards from their present location to a new site along the north side of the new channel. The improvement will protect against a flood nearly twice as large as the one of June, 1921, and the total cost of the project is estimated at $4,000,000. The Appraisers of the District have been at work since their appointment in November, and...show more

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  • Paperback | 296 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 16mm | 531g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236783859
  • 9781236783851