Congressional Edition Volume 2160

Congressional Edition Volume 2160

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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. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ...lower the elevation--the better they seem to grow. Q. Can you give by lineal measurement the amount of work done at different reaches, giving it separately; for instance, the contracting works first?--A. Do you mean actually constructed? Q. Yes, sir; say to the 1st of December.--A. No, sir; I could not give it from memory. The figures and all the information we had is in the annual report. Q. Do they state the number of lineal feet constructed, and the different kinds of works?--A. Yes, sir. Q. Up to what date?--A. First of December. Q. Then we will find in that the length of this piling, and does it state it separately, so that it can be at once seen?--A. Yes, sir; it is stated in very full detail. Q. But it states the amount of bank protection?--A. Yes, sir. Major B. M. Hakkou sworn and examined. By Mr. Ellis: Question. Please state your name, age, and occupation.--Answer. My name is B. M. Harrod; I am 45 years of age, and am civil engineer. Q. You are a member of the Mississippi River Commission?--A. Yes, sir. Q. What is the matter with the Mississippi River; what are the causes of these difficulties in navigation which arc experienced?--A. The obstructions, apart from snags and wrecks, arc bars. Q. How are they formed f--A. They are formed by the arrest of the solid matter which the stream is transporting from above and below at particular locations. Q. Do they form principally in high or low water?--A. The worst ones form in high water. They show themselves mostly in low water. Q. The solid matter that forms these bars principally, where is it derived?--A. It is derived in different proportions from all the tributaries, and from the banks of the main trunk of the river itself, the banks and beds. Q. Cavings?--A. Yes, sir; the...show more

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  • Paperback | 742 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 38mm | 1,302g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236854411
  • 9781236854414