Report of the Chief of Engineers U.S. Army Volume N . 1
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. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ...be necessary to maintain the channel. As the result of an examination authorized by the river and harbor act approved March 2, 1907, the Board of Engineers for Rivers and Harbors arrived at the conclusion that for the present no further improvements should be made at the mouth of the Brazos River and that work under the existing project should be confined to the maintenance of the jetties, and this opinion was concurred in by the Chief of Engineers. (See H. Doc. No. 1087, 60th Cong., 2d sess., with map.) The river and harbor act of February 27, 1911, appropriated $100,000 for dredging and repairs to the jetties. This money and the available balance was applied to procure an 18-foot channel to the railroad wharf; also to repairing the northeast jetty, the contract for which is not yet completed. During the year a channel 18 feet deep and 150 feet wide was excavated up to the railroad wharf, a distance of about 2 miles, under contract with the Bowers Southern Dredging Co., of Galveston, Tex., at-a cost of $87,849.07. Under contract with Chas. Clarke & Co., of Galveston, Tex., work on repairs to northeast jetty was begun, and at the end of the year 50 per cent completed, at an expense of $12,651.85. The amount expended on the work of existing project up to close of fiscal year ending June 30, 1912, was $105,631.87, of which $13,557.86 was applied to maintenance. The portion derived from miscellaneous sources, such as sales, etc., is $11.92. The latest information shows a minimum depth on the bar, beyond the jetties, of 18 feet at mean low tide, and from the outer end of the jetties to the wharf of 13 feet. The length of the improved section is 6J miles. Mean range of tide, 1.77 feet. The present head of low-water navigation...
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