Congressional Edition Volume 2536

Congressional Edition Volume 2536

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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. 1889 edition. Excerpt: ... the results and progress of the work, operations were confiued to short sections of the river looking to its contraction to the width necessary to produce the required depth. Work was directed to this end during the season o f1875. In 1876 no appropriation was made until August 14, and the funds available were necessary to carry on the works which had been commenced on the Fox River, and from their character could not be stopped without great loss; consequently work was suspended on the Wisconsin. In 1877 no appropriation was made for rivers and harbors. No work was done on the river in 1876 and 1877. In 1878, after the passage of the appropriation of June 18, work was resumed on the Wisconsin, and has since consisted principally in repairs of dams and protections of the shore from the abrading action of the current. The total amount of work done on the river up to June 30, 1880, is as follows: One hundred and fifty-seven dams; total length, 76, C84 feet. Six shore protections; total length, 5,714 feet. Fifteen hundred and twenty-three snags removed. Seventy three hundred and thirty-two loauing trees felled. This work is in two sections: First, from Portage to Prairie du Sac; second, from Lone Rock to Boscobel, a total distance of 50 miles. In 1879 the subject of the improvement of the Wisconsin River was referred to the Board of Engineers for report. Its conclusions, after a study of all available data and a personal inspection of the river below Portage, were: The works for the improvement of the river, although ameliorating the navigable draught wherever these have been applied, have not been sufficiently decisive in results to enable the Board to recommend their application to the whole length of the channerwithout the aid of more

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  • Paperback | 402 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 21mm | 717g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236818105
  • 9781236818102