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House Document No. 450

83d Congress, 2d Session

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A REPORT ON THE TALENT DIVISION, ROGUE RIVER
BASIN PROJECT, OREGON, PURSUANT TO SECTION
9 (a) OF THE RECLAMATION PROJECT ACT OF 1939

(53 STAT. 1187)

JUNE 28, 1954.-Referred to the Committee on Interior and

Insular Affairs and ordered to be printed, with illustrations

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LETTER OF TRANSMITTAL

DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR,

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY,

Washington 25, D. C., June 15, 1954. Hon. Speaker of the House of Representatives,

Washington 25, D. C. MY DEAR MR. SPEAKER: My report on the Talent division, Rogue River Basin project, Oregon, is transmitted herewith pursuant to the provisions of section 9 (a) of the Reclamation Project Act of 1939 (53 Stat. 1187).

The report presents a plan for supplementing water supplies for 9,250 acres of existing irrigated lands and for the irrigation of 8,640 acres of new lands along Bear Creek, a tributary of the Rogue River, Development of hydroelectric power and provision of flood control would be associated features of the plan as would incidental benefits to recreation and fish and wildlife purposes. Estimated cost of the development is $19,894,000 based on January 1953 prices.

Copies of the proposed report of the Secretary of the Interior were transmitted to the States of Oregon and California and to the Secretary of the Army for their views and recommendations in accordance with the provisions of section 1 of the Flood Control Act of December 22, 1944, to the State of Oregon for the report and recommendations of the agency exercising administration over wildlife resources of that State in accordance with provisions of the act of August 14, 1946, and to the agencies represented on the Federal Interagency River Basin Committee for their information and comments. Copies of all the comments which have been received are enclosed with the report.

The report and copies of all comments were transmitted to the
President. A copy of Budget Director Rowland Hughes' letter of
June 11, 1954, is enclosed.
Sincerely yours,

DOUGLAS McKay,
Secretary of the Interior.

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