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FLOOD CONTROL IN FLORIDA AND ELSEWHERE
COMMITTEE ON FLOOD CONTROL,
The committee met at 10 o'clock a. m., Hon. Frank R. Reid (chair
The committee had under consideration the following bills:
[H. R. 14893, Seventieth Congress, second session]
A BILL To authorize a preliminary survey of Rough River in Kentucky with a view to the control of its floods
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of War be, and is hereby, authorized and directed to cause an examination and survey to be made of Rough River, beginning at Falls of Rough, Grayson County, Kentucky, and extending to the mouth of said river, with a view to securing a channel of such dimensions and courses as will prevent present retarding of the flow of its waters and consequent flooding of thousands of acres of valuable adjacent land, and such other action and relief as is necessary. Also to submit a report to Congress of the feasibility of controlling said flood waters, together with an estimate of the cost of such improvement.
[H. R. 14939, Seventieth Congress, second session]
A BILL For improvement of navigation and the control of floods of Caloosahatchee River and Lake Okeechobee and its drainage area, Florida
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That for controlling the floods; constructing, enlarging, and improving canals; the improvement of Lake Okeechobee and the Caloosahatchee River and Saint Lucie River and connections with Lake Okeechobee, the Saint Lucie Canal, and such other outlets as may be found advisable, Florida, the Secretary of War is hereby authorized and directed to carry on continuously by hired labor or otherwise the plans and such modifications thereof as may be approved by the Chief of Engineers in accordance with the report of the Everglades engineering board of review, dated May 3, 1927, as mentioned and recommended in House Document Numbered 215, Seventieth Congress, first session, but without the conditions therein mentioned, in so far as said plans provide for flood control and navigation, including the levees and the canal mentioned in said report of the Everglades engineering board of review, to be paid for as appropriation may from time to time be made by law not to exceed in the aggregate $5,000,000.
SEC. 2. All moneys appropriated under authority of this section shall be expended under the direction of the Secretary of War in accordance with the plans and specifications made in pursuance of the recommendations of the Everglades engineering board of review, as approved by the Chief of Engineers for the control of floods, construction of levees and canals, and improvement of Lake Okeechobee and the Saint Lucie and Caloosahatchee Rivers, mentioned in said House Document Numbered 215, Seventieth Congress, first session: Provided, That no money shall be expended under authority of this section until assurances have been given satisfactory to the Secretary of War (a) that the State of Florida will contribute annually for such work a sum equal to such sum as may be expended annually therefor by the United States under authority of this section; (b) that such equal contributions by the State of Florda will continue annually until the full equal share of the cost of such