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GREATER WENATCHEE DIVISION, CHIEF
ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR
THE REPORT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
JULY 30, 1957.-Referred to the Committee on Interior and Insular
Affairs and ordered to be printed with illustrations
LETTER OF TRANSMITTAL
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR,
OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY,
Washington, D. C., July 15, 1957. Hon. SAM RAYBURN, Speaker of the House of Representatives,
Washington, D. Č. DEAR MR. SPEAKER: The report of the Department of the Interior on the Greater Wenatchee division, Chief Joseph Dam project, Washington, is transmitted herewith pursuant to the provisions of section 9 (a) of the Reclamation Project Act of 1939 (53 Stat. 1187) and the act of July 17, 1952 (66 Stat. 753).
The report presents a plan for irrigating seven completely separated units in the Columbia River Valley downstream from Chief Joseph Dam. Four of these units, which are recommended for initial construction, involve a total of 8,661 irrigable acres, including 7,221 acres not now irrigated. The cost of the 4 recommended units, based on October 1956 price levels, is estimated at $9,734,800, most of which is reimbursable by the irrigators and by surplus power revenues of Chief Joseph Dam.
Copies of this Department's proposed report were transmitted to appropriate officials of the States of the Columbia River Basin and to the Secretary of the Army for their consideration and recommendations in accordance with the provisions of section 1 (c) of the Flood Control Act of 1944 (58 Stat. 887), and to the Department of Agriculture, Department of Commerce, Federal Power Commission, Department of Labor, and Department of Health, Education, and Welfare in accordance with interagency agreement. Copies of their comments, which generally are favorable, are enclosed with the report.
The report and copies of all comments were transmitted to the President on June 6, 1957. Enclosed is a copy of the letter from Mr. Charles C. Warner, Acting Chief, Resources and Civil Works Division, Bureau of the Budget, commenting on the report. Sincerely yours,
FRED G. AANDAHL, Assistant Secretary of the Interior.