Mississippi River--Impounding of Water Above Keokuk Dam; Hearings on the Subject of House Resolution 468, Directing an Investigation of the Alleged Impounding of Water Above the Dam in the Mississippi River at Keokuk and Its Effect Upon

Mississippi River--Impounding of Water Above Keokuk Dam; Hearings on the Subject of House Resolution 468, Directing an Investigation of the Alleged Impounding of Water Above the Dam in the Mississippi River at Keokuk and Its Effect Upon

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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. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ...as to whether the city of Fort Madison should be represented at this hearing, and he said they should be represented. This is not directly, connected with the matter of navigation, but it is directly and intimately connected with the height of the dam. If you desire to bear with me some 10 minutes, I promise I will not take more than that time. If you can not spare me that time I will be willing to waive in favor of the power company. The situation briefly is this: Fort Madison is situated some 20 miles above Keokuk, where the dam is maintained. The river level was raised, and the sewers which dumped into the river at a level of 12 feet above low water naturally went too far below. Mr. Cooper, I am informed by various witnesses--I verified this by at least a dozen witnesses before I make the statement--stated that an intercepting sewer should be put in, meeting all our sewers coming toward the river, taking care of the water and dumping it in one general dumping place by means of this intercepting sewer, thereby impliedly at least admitting the moral liability of the power company to take care of the health and lives of the members of the community at Fort Madison. I am not claiming that this was stated in a form which could be accepted. The statement was merely made through the papers and otherwise before the decision was made that that would not be necessary. They changed the sewers from a height of 12 to 16 feet by flattening out the surface to a certain extent and consequently left it there. What I have stated so far concerns only the upper third of the town. The western or lower two-thirds of the town is flat surface largely. The upper part has a very heavy fall. The raising of this water level has made for the lower two-thirds of...show more

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  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236894596
  • 9781236894595