Congressional Edition Volume 5275

Congressional Edition Volume 5275

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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. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ... condition of the work was as follows: Lock and Dam No. 4 about 15 per cent completed; Lock and Dam No. 6 about 6 per cent completed. During the fiscal year ending June 30, 1907, snagging work for maintenance extended from Camden, Ark., to the mouth of Black River, Louisiana, with greatly beneficial results. A contract was entered into April 2. 1906, for the construction of a new steel snag boat to replace the 0. G. Wagner, purchased in 1875, worn out in service, and condemned and sold, and at close of the year this boat was about 50 per cent completed. The additional appropriation asked for will be applied toward completing Locks and Dams Nos. 2, 4, 6, and 8. The work heretofore clone has consisted chiefly of the removal of snags, logs, wrecks, leaning timber, tree slides, etc., for the purpose of maintaining navigation and the improvement of Catahoula shoals, a rock and gravel bar about 20 miles above Trinity, La., where the available depth at low water was increased from 15 to 40 inches. At moderately high stages, or for six to seven months of the year, New Orleans steamboats ascend the river to Camden, Ark.; at medium stages they run to Monroe, La., but during the periods of low water Harrisonburg, La., 72 miles above Red River, is considered the head of navigation, though small local packets make trips between points on the river above. The maximum draft that can be carried at mean low water is 3 feet to Harrisonburg, La.; 1J feet to Monroe, La., and 8 inches to Camden. Ark. The range between high and low water at the several gauge stations on Ouachita River is as follows: Camden, Ark., 44.2 feet; Monroe. La.. 48.6 feet; Riverton, La., 51.3 feet, and Jonesville, La., 54.1 feet. Camden. Ark., is considered the head of...show more

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  • Paperback | 488 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 25mm | 862g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236957636
  • 9781236957634