Control of Floods on the Mississippi and Sacramento Rivers; Report [To Accompany H. R. 14777].

Control of Floods on the Mississippi and Sacramento Rivers; Report [To Accompany H. R. 14777].

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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. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ... about 1 mile below the head of the Butte County Cana1, the elevation of the flood plane at this point being assumed at 128 feet. 80. Yuba River.--No wor' is needed along this river except the protecting and strengthening of the south levee at a few points and the clearing of brush in the channel to a wlidth of about 2,000 feet. The present capacity is about 110,000 cubic feet per secon. 81. Bear R' ver.--The adopted flood plane is 55 feet at Feather River and 62.5 feet 7 miles upstream. Levees 3 feet above the adopted flood plane will be provided to care for a flood discharge of 30,000 cubic feet per second. 82. American River.--The levee system on the south side of this river, strengthened where necessary, will be utilized as fa1 as possible. On the north side a levee wlll have to be constructed 3 feet above the adopted flood plane of 35 feet at the mouth of the river and about 49 feet at high ground above 8 miles upstream. The capacity to be provided is 120,000 cubic feet er second. 83. Chico Creek and Stony Cree..--These creeks enter the Sacramento River at the upper limit of the necessary regulatin works. Levees will be constructed along the south bank of each for a distance of a out 2) miles.. 84. All other important tributaries will be provided with levees extending from the main rivers or by-passes to high ground. 85. Yolo Basin by--pass.--The ado ted flood lane in this basin is 15 feet at Cache Slough, 27 feet at Southern Pacific ridge, an 40 feet at Fremont Weir. The flood discharge to be provided for varies from 400,000 cubic feet per second at Fremont Weir to about 500,000 cubic feet per second at Cache Slough. To rovide for this discharge the by-pass will have a width va ing from about 8,000 eet at Fremont Weir to...
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  • Paperback | 102 pages
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  • United States
  • English
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  • 9781236871350