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REPORT OF THE CHIEF OF ENGINEERS, U. S. ARMY.
For acquisition of land for site and beginning construction of turning basin in Rouge River, Michigan, according to plan of General O. M. Poe, Corps of Engineers, United States Army, submitted December twentieth, eighteen hundred and ninety, five thousand dollars.
Improving Chippewa River, including Yellow Banks, Wisconsin: Continuing improvement, five thousand dollars.
Improving Fox River, Wisconsin: Continuing improvement, seventy-five thousand dollars, of which five thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, may be used for work in the harbor of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, and approaches thereto. Menominee Improving Menominee River, Wisconsin and Michigan: ComRiver, Wis. and Mich. pleting improvement according to modified project, twenty thou sand five hundred dollars.
River, Wis. and tinuing improvement, eight thousand dollars.
gan Ship Canal.
and Lake Michi-igan Ship Canal, connecting the water of Green Bay with Lake For making free to commerce the Sturgeon Bay and Lake MichMichigan, in the State of Wisconsin, eighty-one thousand eight hundred and thirty-three dollars: Provided, That no money apTitle and jur- propriated for this purpose shall be available until a valid title to all of said premises shall be vested in the United States, nor until the State of Wisconsin shall have ceded to the United States exclusive jurisdiction over the same, during the time the United States shall be or remain the owner thereof, for all purposes except the administration of the criminal laws of said State and the service of civil process on the lands and right of way so conveyed. Red River of Improving Red River of the North, Minnesota: Continuing imthe North, Minn. provement; twenty-five thousand dollars.
Minnesota, Improving Minnesota River, Minnesota: The sum appropriated River, Minn. by act of August eleventh, eighteen hundred and eighty-eight, is Reappropria- hereby made available for the improvement of the river, omitting the requirement for operations at Belle Plain, pursuant to recommendation of engineer officer, page twenty-two hundred and nine of the reports of eighteen hundred and ninety-one.
Vol. 25, p. 419,
Wabash River, Ind. and Ill.
White River Ind.
Calumet River, Ill. and Ind.
Improving Wabash River, Indiana and Illinois, above Vincennes: Continuing improvement, five thousand dollars.
Improving Wabash River, Indiana and Illinois, below Vincennes: Continuing improvement, sixty thousand dollars.
Improving White River, Indiana: Continuing improvement, five thousand dollars.
Improving Calumet River, Illinois and Indiana: Continuing improvement, seventy-five thousand dollars, of which sixty thousand dollars is to be used below the forks of the river and fifteen thousand dollars above the forks to one-half mile east of Hammond. Improving Illinois River, Illinois: Continuing improvement, one hundred thousand dollars.
Mississippi Ca- tinuing construction, five hundred thousand dollars, of which so For the construction of the Illinois and Mississippi Canal: Conmuch as may be necessary shall be used in acquiring the right of way for said canal: Provided, That in acquiring right of way the Rights of way. Secretary of War may make agreements for joint user where the canal crosses other lines of transportation if such agreements can be made upon reasonable terms: Provided further, That in acquiring the right of way by agreement or otherwise for the crossing of existing public highways over the parts of the canal constructed on land, the basis of agreement or condemnation shall be the construction and maintenance of bridges by the United States Government, as provided for in the detailed plans and estimates heretofore submitted to Congress, but this provision shall not apply to bridges constructed over public waters of the United States now occupying part of the line of the said canal, nor to bridges constructed after the completion of said canal or part thereof adjacent to the bridge sites.
Improving Kaskaskia River, Illinois, from mouth to Baldwin Bridge: Completing improvement, four thousand five hundred dollars.
of Ohio to Minneapolis.
For care and maintenance of reservoirs at the headwaters of the Mississippi Mississippi River, sixty thousand dollars, of which thirty thou- River. Reservoirs at sand dollars may be expended for the construction of a navigable headwaters. pass through the Sandy Lake dam. Improving the Mississippi River, from the mouth of the Ohio From mouth River to the landing on the west bank below the Washington avenue bridge, Minneapolis, Minnesota: Continuing improvement, one million one hundred and twenty-five thousand dollars: Provided, That on and after the passage of this act additional contracts may be entered into by the Secretary of War for such materials and work as may be necessary to carry on continuously the systematic improvement of the Mississippi River between the points mentioned, or said materials may be purchased and work may be done otherwise than by contract, to be paid for as appropriations may from time to time be made by law, not exceeding in the aggregate one million six hundred and twenty-five thousand dollars per annum for three years, commencing July first, eighteen hundred and ninety-three: And provided further, That of the amount Distribution. herein appropriated five hundred and twenty-five thousand dollars shall be expended from the mouth of the Ohio River to the mouth of the Missouri River and six hundred thousand dollars from the mouth of the Missouri to Minneapolis; and the amounts for which additional contracts are authorized to be entered into shall be expended in like proportion. The Secretary of War is hereby directed to pay, out of the sum allotted to the river between the mouth of the Missouri River and Minneapolis, to M. J. Adams, five M. J. Adams, thousand dollars, in full of all claims and demands growing out of payment to. the test made by him of what is known as the Adams flume on the Upper Mississippi River, the said test having been authorized by Congress; and the Secretary of War shall expend fifty thousand dollars of said six hundred thousand dollars between the Chicago, Between Saint Paul, Minneapolis and Onaha Railway bridge at Saint Paul Paul and Minand the Washington avenue bridge, Minneapolis, and may, in his neapolis. discretion, use a portion of said sum of six hundred thousand dollars, if necessary, to further protect the east bank of the river from
erosion, and thus prevent the destruction of the embankment of Sny Island the Sny Island levee, and a further portion, in his discretion, in levee. the rectification of the river at Clarksville, Missouri, and in repair Clarksville, of harbors of refuge at Stockholm, Wisconsin, and Lake City, Mo. Minnesota, on Lake Pepin: Provided, That the Secretary of War refuge. be, and he is hereby, authorized to pay out of said appropriation II annibal the value of work actually done by the Hannibal Ferry Company, Ferry Comnot exceeding the sum of two thousand one hundred and seven dollars and fifty cents, on the upper Mississippi River Government dyke, opposite Hannibal, Missouri, during the months of September, October, and November, eighteen hundred and ninety-one.
Improving Quincy Bay, Illinois: The balance on hand to credit Quincy Bay, of this improvement from the appropriation made in the river and Ill. Balance to be harbor act of September nineteenth, eighteen hundred and ninety, used for levee, is hereby authorized to be expended, or so much thereof as may Whipple Creek be necessary, in constructing a retaining levee on Whipple Creek Bar. Bar to hold the material dredged from the bay, as recommended by the engineer in charge in the report for eighteen hundred and ninety-one, page twenty-one hundred and twenty-one.
Vol. 20, p. 450.
Improving Mississippi River from Head of the Passes to the Mississippi mouth of the Ohio River, including salaries, clerical, office, trav- River Commiseling, and miscellaneous expenses of the Mississippi River Com- Head of the mission: Continuing improvment, two million dollars, which sum Passes shall be expended, under the direction of the Secretary of War, in mouth of Ohio. accordance with the plans, specifications, and recommendations of Salaries, etc. the Mississippi River Commission, as approved by the Chief of Engineers, for the general improvement of the river, for the building of levees, and for surveys, including the survey from the Head of the Passes to the headwaters of the river, in such manner as in their opinion shall best improve navigation and promote the interests of commerce at all stages of the river: Provided, That on
Additional and after passage of this act additional contracts may be entered into by the Secretary of War for such materials and work as may necessary to carry on continuously the plans of the Mississippi River Commission as aforesaid, or said materials may be purchased and work may be done otherwise than by contract, to be paid for as appropriations may from time to time be made by law, not exceeding in the aggregate two million six hundred and sixty-five thousand dollars per annum for three years, commencing July first, eighteen hundred and ninety-three.
New Orleans, La.
For work in accordance with the plans and specifications of the Mississippi River Commission.
At the harbor of Greenville, Mississippi: Continuing improvement, one hundred thousand dollars.
At the harbor at Vicksburg, Mississippi: Continuing improvement, eighty thousand dollars.
At the harbor of New Orleans, Louisiana: Continuing improvement, eighty thousand dollars.
At the harbor of Natchez and Vidalia, Mississippi and Louisiana,
and Vidalia, La. eighty thousand dollars.
New Madrid, Mo.
At the harbor of Memphis, Tennessee, twenty-five thousand dollars. At the harbor of New Madrid, Missouri, twenty-five thousand dollars. At the head of the Atchafalaya and the mouth of Red River, and Red rivers, Louisiana, for the rectification thereof: Continuing improvement, eighty thousand dollars.
Ship channel, Chicago, Duluth and Buffalo. Proviso.
Gasconade River, Mo.
Osage River, Mo.
For ship channel twenty and twenty-one feet in depth, and a minimum width of three hundred feet, in the shallows of the connecting waters of the Great Lakes between Chicago, Duluth, and Buffalo, three hundred and seventy-five thousand dollars: Provided, That contracts may be entered into by the Secretary of War for such materials and work as may be necessary to carry out the plans proposed by General O. M. Poe, Corps of Engineers, United States Army, date January twentieth, eighteen hundred and ninety-one, and printed as House Executive Document, numbered Two hundred and seven, second session Fifty-first Congress, for such ship channel, to be paid for as appropriations may from time to time be made by law, not to exceed in the aggregate two million nine hundred and sixty-five thousand dollars, exclusive of the amount herein appropriated.
Improving Gasconade River, Missouri: Continuing improvement, four thousand dollars.
Improving Osage River, Missouri: Continuing improvement, fifty thousand dollars.
Improving Missouri River between the foot of the Great Falls of the said river, in Montana, and Sioux City: Continuing improvement one hundred and fifty thousand dollars, a portion of which Mont., and may be used, in the discretion of the Secretary of War, in the rectiSioux City. fication of said river and bank protection at the cities of Pier re and Yankton, South Dakota.
Improving the Missouri River from its mouth to Sioux City, River Commis- Iowa, including salaries, clerical, office, traveling and miscellaneous Salaries, etc. expenses of the Missouri River Commission, surveys, permanent Improvement. bench marks, and gauges: Continuing improvement, six hundred thousand dollars, to be expended under the direction of the Secretary of War in the systematic improvement of the river according to the plans and specifications of the Missouri River Commission, as approved by the Chief of Engineers: Provided, That in the discretion of said Commission a portion of such sum may be expended in the protection of harbors and localities on the river within said limits: And provided also, That on and after the pasAdditional sage of this act additional contracts may be entered into by the Secretary of War for such materials and work as may be necessary to carry on continuously the plans of the Missouri River Commission for the improvement of said river, or said materials may be purchased and work may be done otherwise than by contract, to be paid for as appropriations may from time to time be made by law, not exceeding in the aggregate seven hundred and fifty thousand
dollars per annum for three years, commencing July first, eighteen hundred and ninety-three.
Examination of Missouri River from Three Forks to Canyon Missouri Ferry, Montana, with a view of determining at what points, if River. any, use might be made of water power for manufacturing or other for water power purposes, without unreasonably impairing the navigability of that portion of said river, two thousand five hundred dollars.
Improving Colorado River by construction of a levee on the Gila Colorado River near its junction with the Colorado River at Yuma, Ari- River, Ariz. zona, so as to confine the waters to the channel of said rivers, ten thousand dollars.
Vol. 26, p. 456.
Improving Sacramento and Feather rivers, California, accord- Sacramento ing to plan of the Board of Engineers, appointed pursuant to the provision of the act of September nineteenth, eighteen hundred and ninety, submitted February third, eighteen hundred and ninetyone, and printed as House Executive Document, number Two hundred and forty-six, Fifty-first Congress, second session, including treatment of the Yuba River near and above Marysville, one hundred and fifty thousand dollars.
Improving San Joaquin River, California, including making the cut-off at Twenty-one Mile Slough and the double cut-off between River, Cal. Stockton Channel and Devil's Elbow, as proposed by Major W. H. Heuer Continuing improvement, sixty-five thousand dollars: Provided, That no money shall be expended for making the cut- Proviso. offs until the right of way on the line of the cut-offs shall have Right of way. been conveyed to the United States free of expense. Improving Petaluma Creek, California: Continuing improve- Petaluma ment, ten thousand dollars.
Cascades of Columbia River
Improving Mokelumne River, California: Continuing improve-Mokelumne ment, two thousand five hundred dollars: Provided, That no part of said sum shall be used until the drainage canal cut by private parties near New Hope Landing shall have been closed. Improving canal at the Cascades of the Columbia River, Oregon: Continuing improvement, three hundred and twenty-six thousand two hundred and fifty dollars: Provided, That contracts may be entered into by the Secretary of War for such materials and work as may be necessary to complete the present project of improvement of the Columbia River at that point, to be paid for as appropriations may from time to time be made by law, not to exceed in the aggregate one million four hundred and nineteen thousand two hundred and fifty dollars, exclusive of the amount herein and heretofore appropriated.
port on removal
The President is hereby authorized to appoint a board of engi- Board of enneers to consist of seven members, of whom three shall be from gineers to recivil life, whose duty it shall be to thoroughly examine the ob- of obstructions structions to navigation in the Columbia River, in that portion to navigation, Columbia River. from the navigable waters thereof below Three Mile Rapids to the navigable waters above the Celilo Falls, and report as soon as they conveniently can to the Secretary of War such plan for overcoming or removing said obstructions as in their opinion is most feasible and best adapted to the necessities of commerce, together with a statement as to the usefulness of such improvement to navigation, its relation and value to commerce and the most desirable location therefor, the cost of construction and of the right of way, including the necessary land therefor being considered. They shall also report the details of such plans, with estimates of its cost. The sum of twenty thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, is hereby appropriated to defray the cost of such examination and survey and the expenses of said board.
Improving Upper Columbia River, including Snake River, as far up as Asotin, Oregon and Washington: Continuing improvement, fifteen thousand dollars.
Upper Columbia River, Oreg. and Wash.
Improving mouth of Columbia River, Oregon: Continuing im- Columbia proyement, three hundred and fifty thousand dollars.
Improving Willamette River at and above Portland, Oregon: Continuing improvement, thirty thousand dollars, of which three River, Oreg. thousand dollars shall be used in removing obstructions in Yamhill River up to McMinnville.
Lower Willa- Improving Lower Willamette and Columbia rivers, in front of mette and Co- and below Portland, Oregon: Continuing improvement, one hunPortland, Oreg. dred and fifty thousand dollars, to be applied to obtaining a twentyfive foot channel.
Coquille River, Oreg.
Upper Co quille River, Öreg.
Cowlitz River, Wash.
Improving Coquille River, Oregon: Continuing improvement, twenty-five thousand dollars.
Improving the mouth of the Siuslaw River, Oregon: Continuing improvement, twenty thousand dollars.
Improving Upper Coquille River, between Coquille City and Myrtle Point, Oregon: Five thousand dollars, to be used in deepening channel to four feet at mean low water.
Improving Upper Snake River, Idaho, between Huntington Bridge and Seven Devils mining district, twenty thousand dollars. Improving Cowlitz River, Washington: Continuing improvement, three thousand dollars.
Puget Sound, Improving Puget Sound and its tributary waters, Washington: etc., Wash. Continuing improvement, fifteen thousand dollars.
Improving Swinomish Slough, Washington: For a channel four Slough, Wash. feet in depth at the mean of the lower low waters, twenty-five
Improving Nasel River, Washington: Completing improvement, one thousand five hundred dollars.
Columbia Improving Columbia River, Washington, between the mouth of River, Wash. the Willamette River and the city of Vancouver: Completing improvement, in accordance with the plan recommended by Major Thomas H. Handbury, and printed in House Executive Document numbered Thirty-six, Fifty-second Congress, first ession, thirtythree thousand dollars.
Willapa Improving Willapa River and Harbor, Washington, 'eighteen River, Wash. thousand dollars, of which eight thousand dollars may be used for closing Mailboat Slough.
Rejection of SEC. 2. That in cases where authority has been granted to the bids not advan- Secretary of War in this act to make contracts for the completion of certain works of river and harbor improvement, he is hereby authorized to reject any bids not in his opinion advantageous to the Government, and to issue new proposals.
Vol. 26, p. 54, amended.
SEC. 3. That section seven of the river and harbor act of September nineteenth, eighteen hundred and ninety, be amended and re-enacted so as to read as follows:
"SEC. 7. That it shall not be lawful to build any wharf, pier, by wharves, etc. dolphin, boom, dam, wier, breakwater, bulkhead, jetty, or structure of any kind outside established harbor lines, or in any navigable waters of the United States where no harbor lines are or may be established, without the permission of the Secretary of War, in any port, roadstead, haven, harbor, navigable river, or other waters of the United States, in such manner as shall obstruct or impair navigation, commerce, or anchorage of said Construction waters; and it shall not be lawful hereafter to commence the conof bridges, etc., struction of any bridge, bridge draw, bridge piers and abutments, under State law causeway, or other works over or in any port, road, roadstead, haven, harbor, navigable river or navigable waters of the United States, under any act of the legislative assembly of any State, until the location and plan of such bridge or other works have been subSecretary of mitted to and approved by the Secretary of War, or to excavate War to approve or fill, or in any manner to alter or modify the course, location, plans, etc. Altering, etc., condition or capacity of any port, roadstead, haven, harbor, harports., etc., for- bor of refuge, or inclosure within the limits of any breakwater, or of the channel of any navigable water of the United States, unless approved and authorized by the Secretary of War:
Provided, That this section shall not apply to any bridge, bridge Existing law- draw, bridge piers, and abutments the construction of which has ful bridges, etc., been heretofore duly authorized by law, or be so construed as to excepted. No authority authorize the construction of any bridge, draw bridge, bridge for bridges un- piers and abutments or other works under an act of the legislature der State law of any State, over or in any stream, port, roadstead, haven or harover waters not bor or other navigable water not wholly within the limits of such State.
wholly in State.