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WATER RESOURCES PLANNING ACT OF 1961

JOINT HEARINGS

OF THE

COMMITTEE ON
INTERIOR AND INSULAR AFFAIRS

AND THE

COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS

UNITED STATES SENATE

EIGHTY-SEVENTH CONGRESS

FIRST SESSION

ON

S. 2246, S. 1629, and S. 1778
BILLS PERTAINING TO THE WATER RESOURCES

PLANNING ACT OF 1961

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A BILL TO PROVIDE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO STATES

FOR WATER RESOURCES PLANNING

JULY 10, 1961

Printed for the use of the Committees on Interior and Insular Affairs

and Public Works

U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

WASHINGTON : 1961

74139

COMMITTEE ON INTERIOR AND INSULAR AFFAIRS

CLINTON P. ANDERSON, New Mexico, Chairman HENRY M. JACKSON, Washington

HENRY DWORSHAK, Idaho ALAN BIBLE, Nevada

THOMAS H. KUCHEL, California JOHN A. CARROLL, Colorado

BARRY GOLDWATER, Arizona FRANK CHURCH, Idaho

GORDON ALLOTT, Colorado ERNEST GRUENING, Alaska

JACK R. MILLER, Iowa FRANK E. MOSS, Utah

EVERETT MCKINLEY DIRKSEN, Illinois
OREN E. LONG, Hawaii
QUENTIN N. BURDICK, North Dakota
LEE METCALF, Montana
J.J. HICKEY, Wyoming

RICHARD L. CALLAGHAN, Staff Director
STEWART FRENCH, Chief Counsel

JERRY T. VERKLER, Clerk
BENTON J. STONG, Professional Staff Member

COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS

DENNIS CHAVEZ, New Mexico, Chairman ROBERT S. KERR, Oklahoma

FRANCIS CASE, South Dakota PAT MCNAMARA, Michigan

JOHN SHERMAN COOPER, Kentucky JENNINGS RANDOLPH, West Virginia HUGH SCOTT, Pennsylvania STEPHEN M. YOUNG, Ohio

WINSTON L. PROUTY, Vermont EDMUND S. MUSKIE, Maine

HIRAM L. FONG, Hawaii
ERNEST GRUENING, Alaska

J. CALEB BOGGS, Delaware
FRANK E. MOSS, Utah
OREN E. LONG, Hawaif
BENJAMIN A. SMITH II, Massachusetts
LEE METCALF, Montana

John L, MUTZ, Professional Staff Member
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Adams, H. Mat, acting commissioner, New Jersey Department of Con- 201

servation and Economic Development.

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American National Cattlemen's Association.

46

Bartlett, Hon. E. L., a U.S. Senator from the State of Alaska_.

61

Biemiller, Andrew J., director, department of legislation, AFL-CIO.

103

Brown, J. D., legislative director, American Public Power Association.-

Cothren, V. W., forester, Southern Pine Association, on behalf of the Na-

tional Lumber Manufacturers Association....

72

Curran, Charles D., P.E., for the National Society of Professional Engi-

143

Dickenson, Phillip T., technical assistant to Senator Engle-

192

Freeman, Hon. Orville L., Secretary of Agriculture.

19

Goldberg, B. Abbott, deputy director, contracts, California Department of

Water Resources.

193

Gruening, Hon. Ernest, a U.S. Senator from the State of Alaska..

58
Hart, Hon. Philip A., a U.S. Senator from the State of Michigan.

45
Hickey, Hon. J.J., a U.S. Senator from the State of Wyoming-

186

Hillenbrand, Bernard F., executive director, National Association of

County Officials.

146

Hull, William J., chairman, legislative committee of the Ohio Valley

Improvement Association, Inc...

90

Interstate Conference on Water Problems..

149

Kansas Water Resources Board...

169

Kuchel, Hon. Thomas H., a U.S. Senator from the State of California - 191

Lack, Gen. Norman B., for the State of Delaware ---

203
Longmire, Richard C., chairman, water resources committee, National
Association of Soil Conservation District Officials....

65

McDonald, Angus, assistant director, legislative services division, National

Farmers Union...

125

McFadzean, William G., director of civic affairs, Archer-Daniels-Midland

Co., Minneapolis, Minn., and Daniel W. Cannon, conservation com-
mittee executive, National Association of Manufacturers...

108

McGee, Hon. Gale W., a U.S. Senator from the State of Wyoming------55, 187

Miller, Dr. Albert R., chief of research and special studies, Maryland

State Planning Department.

213

Moss, Hon. Frank E., a U.S. Senator from the State of Utah.

189

Ribicoff, Hon. Abraham, Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare;

accompanied by Gordon McCallum, Chief of the Water Supply and

Pollution Control Division, Public Health Service; Boisfeuillet Jones,

Special Assistant for Health and Medical Affairs; and Jerome N.

Sonosky, Assistant for Legislation --

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Robinson, Charles A., staff engineer and counsel, National Rural Electric
Cooperative Association..

97, 204
Rosenblom, Mrs. Haskell, member of the board of directors of the League
of Women Voters of the United States....

121, 214

Schaub, Hon. William F., Assistant Secretary of the Army, accompanied

by Gen. Walter K. Wilson, Chief of Corps of Engineers, and Maj. Gen.

William F. Cassidy, Director of Civil Works, Corps of Engineers..

38

Shortle, Robert L., division manager, Mississippi Valley Association.

51

Smith, Dr. Spencer M., Jr., secretary, Citizens Committee for Natural

Resources

Stahr, Elvis J., Jr., Secretary of the Army, presented by William F. Schaub,

Assistant Secretary of the Army--

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States:

Alabama.

159

Arizona.

159

Arkansas.

160

California.

Colorado.

161

Connecticut.

163

Delaware.---

164

Florida..

164

Hawaii.

165

Idaho..

165

Illinois

166

Indiana.

166

Iowa

Kansas.

168

Maryland.

170

Massachusetts.

170

Minnesota

171

Montana.

171

Nebraska.

172

Nevada..

173

New Jersey--

173

New Mexico.

174

North Carolina..

176

North Dakota.

177

Ohio.

178

Oklahoma.

179

Oregon...

179

Pennsylvania

180

Rhode Island.

180

South Dakota.

180

Virginia.

181

Utah.

182

Washington.

182

Wyoming-

183

Taylor, John, and Matt Triggs, assistant legislative directors, American

Farm Bureau Federation..

78

Thompson, Sam, first vice chairman, executive committee of the Interstate

Conference on Water Problems, Council of State Governments..

217

Udall, Hon. Stewart L., Secretary of the Interior..

12
Wylie, Robert C., and Richard W. Smith, on behalf of the Chamber of

Commerce of the United States (see also letter of Richard W. Smith at
page 136 and answer of Attorney General on page 137)--

127
CORRESPONDENCE

137

Anderson, Senator Clinton P.: Letter, dated August 18, 1961, to Ramsey

Clark, Assistant Attorney General, requesting an opinion of cases cited

by U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Baskerville, Henry M., chairman of the board, Upper Mississippi Towing

Corp.: Telegram dated August 11, 1961, to Senator Chavez..
Bradley, D. K., chairman, conservation committee, American Whitewater

Affiliation: Letter dated August 27, 1961, to Senator Anderson ---
Bromley, W. S., executive secretary, American Pulpwood Association:

Letter, dated August 24, 1961, to Senator Anderson..

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199

137

142

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Carr, Braxton B., president, American Waterways Operators, Inc.: Letter,

dated August 11, 1961, to Senator Chavez.-
Chavez, Senator Dennis, chairman, Committee on Public Works: Letter,

dated July 7, 1961, to Senator Anderson.-
Clark, Ramsey, Assistant Attorney General: Letter, dated August 28,

1961, to Senator Anderson, containing an opinion refuting citation of
two cases presented by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce..

Hartl, Albert V., president, Otter Tail Power Co.: Telegram, dated August

24, 1961, to Senator Anderson.---

Hoisveen, Milo, chief engineer-State engineer, North Dakota State

Water Conservation Commission: Letter, dated July 7, 1961, to Senator

Anderson.

Howe, Sydney, Granby, Conn.: Letter, dated July 7, 1961, to Senator

Anderson..

Hull, William J., chairman, legislative committee, Ohio Valley Improve-

ment Association, Inc.: Letter, dated August 11, 1961, to Senator

Chavez..

Kennedy, Hon. John F.: Letter, dated July 13, 1961, to Lyndon B.

Johnson, transmitting a draft of a bill (subsequently S. 2249) --

Kimball, Thomas L., executive director, National Wildlife Federation:

Letter, dated August 15, 1961, to Senator Anderson..

McDonald, Angus, assistant director, National Farmers Union: Letter,

dated June 22, 1961, to Senator Anderson.-

Miles, Clarence R., manager, legislative department, Chamber of Com-

merce of the United States: Letter, dated July 7, 1961, to Senator

Anderson,

Mills, A. C., secretary, Upper Mississippi Waterway Association: Tele-

gram, dated August 11, 1961, to Senator Chavez.
Norwood, Gus, executive secretary, Northwest Public Power Association:

Telegram, dated August 15, 1961, to Senator Anderson.--
Robbins, Paul H., executive director, National Society of Professional

Engineers: Letter, dated August 23, 1961, to Senator Anderson -
Smith, Richard W., manager, natural resources department, Chamber of

Commerce of the United States: Letter, dated August 17, 1961, to

Senator Anderson, containing citation of Fallbrook case and Hawthorne

Taylor, John I., assistant legislative director, American Farm Bureau

Federation:

Senator Clinton P. Anderson: Letter to, dated July 6, 1961.---

Senator Francis Case: Letter to, dated Aug. 21, 1961.-

Thompson, John R., executive vice president, Missouri State Chamber of

Commerce: Telegram, dated August 24, 1961, to Senator Anderson..--
See letter from Department of Justice on p. 137, in regard to this letter.

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