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House Document No. 364

83d Congress, 2d Session

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A REPORT ON THE COLORADO RIVER STORAGE PROJECT
AND PARTICIPATING PROJECTS, PROVIDING FOR THE
DEVELOPMENT AND UTILIZATION OF THE WATER AND
RELATED RESOURCES OF THE UPPER COLORADO RIVER
BASIN, PURSUANT TO THE FEDERAL

RECLAMATION LAWS

APRIL 6, 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., March 31, 1954. Hon. JOSEPH W. MARTIN, Jr., Speaker of the House of Representatives,

Washington 25, D. C. MY DEAR MR. SPEAKER: Herewith are my report and findings on the Colorado River storage project and participating projects, providing for the development and utilization of the water and related resources of the upper Colorado River Basin, submitted pursuant to the Federal reclamation laws. My report consists of the attached supplemental report dated October 1953, as approved and transmitted to the President on December 10, 1953, and as further elaborated and revised by letters of January 15, March 2, and March 19, 1954. There are also attached comments on the report submitted by the various affected States and Federal agencies and a letter, dated March 18, 1954, from the Director of the Bureau of the Budget.

The recommendations contained in my report to the President of December 10, 1953, are hereby amended to accommodate the views expressed in the letter of March 18, 1954, from the Director of the Bureau of the Budget.

In this connection your attention is invited to the attached press release of March 20, 1954, from the President confirming his official support for the resource development plans proposed for the upper Colorado River Basin and asking that the Congress give early consideration to enactment of legislation to authorize such development. Sincerely yours,

FRED. G. AANDAHL,

Assistant Secretary of the Interior. April 6, 1954, approved for printing.

K. M. LECOMPTE, Chairman, Committee on House Administration.

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