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Mr. ENGEL. Yes. 1947 money in 1948.
Colonel FERINGA. Yes, sir.
Mr. ENGEL. Because of freezing of funds in 1947; is that right?
Colonel FERINGA. Yes, to some extent.
Mr. ENGEL. What was the 1947 appropriation?
Colonel FERINGA. We will have to insert that in the record,
(The information is as follows:)
$1,309,000 was the 1947 appropriation.

Mr. ENGEL. This is one of the projects that was started before the war, is it not?

Colonel FERINGA. No, sir. It was authorized, and planning was under way, but it was started after the war; we got a substantial appropriation for planning.

Mr. ENGEL. It is not one of the projects that started before the war and was suspended. Colonel FERINGA. No, sir. Mr. ENGEL. So far as appropriation is concerned. Mr. CASE. I notice that your justifications say that this project Fould provide protection for a number of points, including Holyoke and Springfield. As I recall we had some projects discussed by those names last year. How are you coming along with that work this year?

Colonel FERINGA. They are under construction, and I think there will be money enough in this bill to finish the construction for Springfield. For Holyoke we are requesting additional money.

Mr. Case. Are those projects presented in here?
Colonel FERINGA. Yes, Holyoke and Springfield are in here.

BIRCH HILL RESERVOIR, MASS.

Mr. ENGEL. Item No. 2, Birch Hill Reservoir, Mass.; Total estimated Federal cost, $4,347,000; allotments to date, $4,101,000; tentative allocations, 1949, $100,000; additional to complete, $146,000.

Colonel FERINGA. No money was appropriated last year.

(The justification is as follows:) Item No. 2. Birch Hill Reservoir, Mass.: Total estimated Federal cost..

$4, 347, 000 Allotments to date...

4, 101, 000 Tentative allocation, fiscal year 1949.

100, 000 Additional to complete after fiscal year 1949.

146, 000 Authorization.-1936 and 1938 Flood Control Acts.

Location and description.—The project consists of a rolled-fill earth dam for irod-control purposes located on the Millers River about 27.3 miles above its junction with the Connecticut River and 1.3 miles northeast of South Royalston, Hlass.

Operations, fiscal year 1948.—The project was essentially completed and placed in operation in 1942. Acquisition of lands and relocation of roads and utilities is continuing. At the close of fiscal year 1948 the project will be 99 percent complete.

Proposed operations, fiscal year 1949.-Funds are needed in fiscal year 1949 for continuation of construction of the project. The allocation of $100,000 for the fiscal year 1949 will be applied as follows: $55,000 to acquisition of lands and miocations of roads; $35,000 to reservoir clearing; $10,000 to the removal of rock from the intake channel, to stabilizing the slope on the right bank of the intake channel, and to draining or filling several low areas immediately above the dam. These expenditures will carry the project to practical completion, 99 percent, remaining work at the close of the fiscal year 1949 consisting of the final elements

of land acquisition, completion of the reservoir clearing program, and the contruction of a utility building and permanent quarters for the dam tender.

Justification. This project is an important unit in the comprehensive plan for protection against major floods in the Connecticut River Basin. In conjunction with Tully Reservoir, this project will afford considerable protection for the lower reaches of the Millers River including the industrial towns of Athel, Irving, Millers Falls and Orange, Mass. Combined with other reservoirs and local protection works of the comprehensive plan, it will provide complete protection for the principal damage centers on the Connecticut River including the industrial cities of Hartford and East Hartford, Conn., and Springfield, West Springfield, Chicopee, Holyoke and Northampton, Mass. The construction of this and other reservoirs in the plan is required to prevent overtopping of existing local protection works under major flood conditions. In addition, the Birch Hill Reservoir together with other reservoirs of the comprehensive plan will effect substantial reduction in flood heights to those communities and areas that are without local protection works. The total losses sustained in the Connecticut River Basin as a result of the floods of 1946 and 1938 were $66,500,000 and $48,500,000 respectively, 90 percent of which would have been avoided had all the units of the comprehensive plan been in operation.

BLACKWATER RESERVOIR, N. H. Mr. ENGEL. Item No. 3, Blackwater Reservoir, N. H.: Total estimated Federal cost, $1,506,000; allotments to date, $1,275,000; tentative allocation for 1949, $231,000, to complete the project.

(The justification is as follows:) Item No. 3. Blackwater Reservoir, N. H.: Total estimated Federal cost

$1, 506, 000 Allotments to date.-

1, 275, 000 Tentative allocation, fiscal year 1949.

231, 000 Additional to complete after fiscal year 1949. Authorization.-1936 and 1938 Flood Control Acts.

Location and descriplion.- The project consists of a rolled-fill earth dam foi flood-control purposes located on the Blackwater River in New Hampshire 8.2 miles above its confluence with the Contoocook River and 118.8 miles above the mouth of the Merrimack.

Operations, fiscal year 1948.—The project was essentially completed and placed in operation in 1941. The purchase of lands, and relocation of roads and utilities is continuing. The project will be 99 percent complete by June 30, 1948.

Proposed operations, fiscal year 1949.--Funds are needed in fiscal year 1949 foi completion of the construction of the project. The allocation of $231,000 for the fiscal year 1949 will be applied as follows: $219.000 to relocating the Salisbury Road; and $12,000 for construction of a log boom to aid in the removal of debris This work will complete the project.

Justification.-- This project is an important unit in the comprehensive plan fo protection against major floods in the Merrimack River Basin. It affords com plete protection for the lower reaches of the Blackwater River and combined witi other reservoirs and local protection works to be constructed will provide pro tection for the principal damage centers on the Merrimack River including Haverhill, Lawrence, and Lowell, Mass., and Nashua, Manchester, and Concord N. H. Total losses sustained in the Merrimack River Valley from the flood o 1936 were $36,000,000; should a similar flood be experienced, it is estimated that the losses under present conditions would total $110,000,000. The completion of the comprehensive plan will prevent approximately 95 percent of this damage

FRANKLIN FALLS RESERVOIR, N. H. Item No. 4, Franklin Falls Reservoir, New Hampshire: Tota estimated Federal cost, $8,000,000; allotments to date, $7,849,200 tentative allocation, 1949, $150,800, which will complete the project

(The justification is as follows:) Item No. 4. Franklin Falls Reservoir, N. H.: Total estimated Federal cost

$8, 000, 001 Allotments to date..

7, 819, 204 Tentative allocation fiscal year 1949.

150, 804 Additional to complete after fiscal year 1949..

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Authorization.—1936 and 1938 Flood Control Acts. Location and description. The project consists of a rolled-fill earth dam for Bood-control purposes located on the Pemigewasset River, the main tributary of the Merrimack River, about 24 miles above Franklin, N. H., and 92 miles north of Boston, Mass.

Operations, fiscal year 1948.--The project was essentially completed and placed in operation in 1943. Land acquisition and road relocations are continuing. At the close of fiscal year 1948 the project will be 99 percent complete.

Proposed operations, fiscal year 1949.-Funds are needed in fiscal year 1949 for completion of the project. The allocation of $150,800 for fiscal year 1949 will be applied to completing the acquisition of all lands, relocation of roads and utilities; and to the construction of utility buildings, a parking area for the public and a system of log booms to aid in the removal of debris. This work will complete the project.

Justification.—This project is an important unit in the comprehensive plan for protection against major floods in the Merrimack River Basin. Combined with other reservoirs and local protection works to be constructed, it will provide protection for the principal damage centers on the Merrimack River including Haverhill, Lawrence and Lowell, Mass., and Nashua, Manchester and Concord, V. H. Total losses sustained in the Merrimack River Valley from the flood of 1936 were $36,000,000; should a similar flood be experienced, it is estimated that the losses under present conditions would total $110,000,000. The completion of the comprehensive plan will prevent approximately 95 percent of this damage.

WEST PETERBORO RESERVOIR, N. H. Item No. 5, West Peterboro Reservoir, N. H.: Total estimated Federal cost, $1,697,200; allotments to date, $1,097,200; tentative allocation, 1949, to complete the project, $600,000.

(The justification is as follows:) Item No. 5. West Peterboro Reservoir, N. H.: Total estimated Federal cost..

$1, 697, 200 Allotments to date.

11, 097, 200 Tentative allocation fiscal year 1949.

600, 000 Additional to complete after fiscal year 1949. 1 Includes 1948 appropriation of $500,000. Authorization.--1936 and 1938 Flood Control Acts.

Location and description.— The project consists of a rolled-fill earth dam for food-control purposes located one-half mile upstream from the village of West Peterboro, N. H., and 1,000 feet upstream from the existing Verney Mills Dam on Nubanusit Brook, a tributary of the Contoocook River, approximately 35 miles southwest of Concord, N. H., and 60 miles northwest of Boston, Mass.

Operations, fiscal year 1948.-Contract plans and specifications are completed, and a continuing contract for construction of the dam has been initiated. The following work will be accomplished by June 30, 1948: Acquisition of real estate for construction areas; preparation of dam and spillway sites; partial completion of the outlet works and access-road excavation. The project will be about 5 percent complete at the end of fiscal year 1948.

Proposed operations, fiscal year 1949.-Funds are needed in fiscal year 1949 for continuation of construction of the project. The allocation of $600,000 for fiscal year 1949 will be applied as follows: $50.000 for the acquisition of lands and rights-of-way; $50,000 for the relocation of highways and power and telephone lines; and $500,000 for continuation of the contract for construction of the dam and procurement of gates, machinery and other equipment. With the expenditure of funds allocated for the fiscal year 1949, the project will be carried to completion at the end of fiscal year 1949.

Justification.- This project is an important unit in the comprehensive plan for protection ageinst major floods in the Merrimack River Basin. This project, combined with other reservoirs and local protection works to be constructed as part of the comprehensive plan, will provide protection for the principal damage centers on the Merrimack River including Haverhill, Lawrence, and Lowell, Plass., and Nashua, N. H. Total losses sustained in the Merrimack River Valley from the flood of 1936 were $36,000,000; should a similar flood be experienced, it is estimated that the losses under present conditions would total $110,000,000.

The completion of the comprehensive plan will prevent approximately 95 percent of this damage.

HOLYOKE, MASS. Mr. ENGEL. Item 6, Holyoke, Mass.: Total estimated Federal cost, $3,336,300; allotments to date, $2,480,600; tentative allocation, 1949, $755,000; additional to complete after 1949, $100,700.

Any appropriation for 1948? Colonel FERINGA. $70,000. The project was combined last year with Springdale and only the combined project was shown.

(The justification is as follows:) Item No. 6. Holyoke, Mass.: Total estimated Federal cost.

$3, 336, 300 Allotments to date..

12, 480, 600 Tentative allocation, fiscal year 1949.

755, 000 Additional to complete after fiscal year 1949.

100, 700 1 Includes 1948 appropriation of $70,000. Authorization.—1938 and 1941 Flood Control Acts.

Location and description.—The project consists of a system of levees and concrete flood walls including 6 pumping stations for interior drainage, miscellaneous stop-log and gate structures and other appurtenant drainage structures on the west bank of the Connecticut River approximately 85 miles from the mouth.

Operations, fiscal year 1948.- The protective works for the northerly portion of the Holyoke river front, constituting about 40 percent of the authorized project, were completed and turned over to the city for maintenance and operation in 1940. All construction work required to complete the project is under way. The project is scheduled for completion in January 1949. Present activities will complete about 75 percent of the project by the end of fiscal year 1948.

Proposed operations, fiscal year 1949.-Funds are needed in fiscal year 1949 for continuation of construction of the project. The allocation of $755,000 for fiscal year 1949 will be applied to the continuing contract for construction of the concrete flood walls and pumping stations in the southerly part of the city. Expenditure of this amount will carry the project from 75 percent to about 95 percent completion at the end of fiscal year 1949.

Justification.—This project is an integral unit in the comprehensive plan for the protection of the Connecticut River Basin against flood damages. It will provide protection to the industrial area of Holyoke which is subject to severe damage from major floods. The city sustained damages amounting to $1,530,000 and $800,000 in the 1936 and 1938 floods. The completion of this project and the comprehensive plan of flood protection will eliminate further damage to the protected areas. Previous flooding of the area to be protected has resulted in considerable unemployment and serious disruption to the economic life of the city.

SPRINGDALE, MASS.

Mr. ENGEL. Item No. 7, Springdale, Mass.: Total estimated Federal cost, $780,700; allotments to date, $465,400; tentative allocation, 1949, $315,300 to complete the project.

(The justification is as follows:) Item No. 7. Springdale, Mass.: Total estimated Federal cost.

$780, 700 Allotments to date.-

465, 400 Tentative allocation, fiscal year 1949.

315, 300 Additional to complete after fiscal year 1949Authorization.--1941 Flood Control Act.

Location and description. The project consists of a system of concrete flood walls and a levee, a pumping station, and appurtenant drainage structures on the west bank of the Connecticut River protecting the southern portion of the city of Holyoke.

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Operations, fiscal year 1948.Construction of the levee, flood walls, and pumping station is currently under way under one continuing contract. This work is scheduled for completion in January 1949. Equipment to be furnished by the Government for the pumping station is under contract. The project will be about 70 percent complete at the end of fiscal year 1948.

Proposed operations, fiscal year 1949.-Funds in the amount of $315,300 are albe needed in fiscal year 1949 to complete construction of the project. 1. Justification.---This project is an integral unit in the comprehensive plan for

the protection of the Connecticut River Basin against flood damages. "It will provide protection to the industrial and residential area of Holyoke which is subject to severe damage from major floods. The city sustained damages amounting to $1,530,000 and $800,000 in the 1936 and 1938 floods. The completion of this project and the comprehensive plan of flood protection will eliminate further damage to the protected areas. Previous flooding of the area to be protected has resulted in considerable unemployment and serious disruption to the economic life of the city.

Mr. CASE. That will give all of the points flood protection that
have been asking for it?

Colonel Feringa. That is correct, sir, in the vicinity of Holyoke.
Mr. CASE. And will complete both projects?
Colonel FERINGA. No, sir; it will complete one and practically com-
plete the other.

CHICOPEE, MASS.
Mr. ENGEL. Item number eight, Chicopee, Mass.: Total estimated
Federal cost, $1,678,000; allocations to date, $1,422,000; tentative
allocation, 1949, $256,000 to complete the project.

(The justification is as follows:)
Item No. 8. Chicopee, Mass.:
Total estimated Federal cost.-

$1, 678, 000 Allotments to date...

1, 422, 000 Tentative allocation fiscal year 1949.

256, 000 Additional to complete after fiscal year 1949. Authorization.-1938 Flood Control Act. Location and description. The project consists of a system of levees and flood walls extending along the east bank of the Connecticut River and the north and south banks of the Chicopee River including pumping stations and appurtenant drainage structures for disposal of interior drainage protecting the city of Chicopeeg Mass., which is approximately 80 miles above the mouth of the Connecticut River. Operations, fiscal year 1948.-The construction of this project was approximately 85 percent complete when operations were halted because of the war. The work completed includes all dikes, flood walls, pumping stations, and appurtenant structures along the east bank of the Connecticut River except the structures at the north end of the city, in the Willimansett section. All construction on both banks of the Chicopee River is complete. The work remaining to be completed consists of the construction of the Willimansett dike and the Charbonneau Terrace pumping station.

Proposed operations, fiscal year 1949.-Funds are needed in the fiscal year 1949 for the completion of the project. The allocation of $256,000 for the fiscal year 1949 will be applied as follows: $110,000 to the construction of the Willimansett dike; and $146,000 to the construction of the Charbonneau Terrace pumping station. With the expenditure of the funds allocated for the fiscal year 1949 the project will be carried to completion.

Justification.-This project is an integral unit in the comprehensive plan for the protection of the Connecticut River Basin against flood damage. The completion of this project will provide protection for the industrial and residential sections of the city which have been subject to severe damages during the floods of 1936 and 1938. The losses sustained by the city during these two floods was $1,800,000 and $2,000,000, practically all of which would have been prevented had the comprehensive plan been in effect. Considerable industrial expansion is contemplated by local industries upon completion of the project.

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