House Document 103

Columbia River and Minor Tributaries. House Document No. 103, 73rd Congress, 1st Session (308 Reports)


Letter from the Secretary of War transmitting pursuant to Section 1 of the River and Harbor Act approved January 1, 1927, a letter from the Chief of Engineers, United States Army, dated March 29, 1932, submitting a report, together with accompanying papers and illustrations, containing a general plan for the improvement of the Columbia River and minor tributaries for the purposes of navigation and efficient development of water-power, the control of floods, and the needs of irrigation


Complete document in 1 zip file.


In two volumes
v.1 (1933) 3.2 Mb
v.1 illustrations (11×17) 323 Kb (insert between p.22 & 23)

Table of Contents
Letter of Transmittal
Letter of the Chief of Engineers, U.S. Army

Report of the Board of Engineers for Rivers and Harbors
Part 1. Report of the division engineer, North Pacific Division
I. Introduction
II. Discussion
III. Conclusions
IV. Recommendations

Appendix I. Essential facts concerning electro-chemical and other major power consuming industries
1. Resume of essential facts concerning electrochemical and other major power consuming industries
2. Power in aluminum production
3. Power in fertilizer material production
4. Power in copper and copper-alloy production
5. Power in zinc and lead production
6. Power in the manufacture of chemicals and metals from brine
7. Power in the cellulose industries
8. The electric furnace in the iron and steel industry
9. The original and some new electric-furnace products
10. Electric reduction of gold and silver and rare or minor metals

Appendix II. Study of cost of power transmission from Columbia River plants to market centers (100 to 250 miles)

Report of the Bureau of Reclamation, Dept. of the Interior
Report of the Dept. of Agriculture

v.2 (1934) — Reports of the District Engineers at Seattle, Wash., Part 2, and Portland, Oreg., Part 3

Title Page / Table of Contents

Pt.2,–Report of the District Engineer, Seattle, Wash., on Columbia River above the mouth of the Snake River
Ch. 1–Introduction
Ch. 2–Data (scanned in sections based on binding)
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Ch. 3–Discussion
Ch. 4–Comprehensive plan
Ch. 5–Conclusions & recommendations

Appendixes
1. Mineral resources of the Columbia River Basin by Henry Landes, geologist
2. Water supply studies
3. Geological reports
4. Lumber industry in Washington
5. Detailed description and cost estimate for Columbia Basin Irrigation Project
6. Bibliography
7. Topographic maps of the Columbia River above the mouth of the Snake and of a portion of Grand Coulee, Wash. (submitted but not printed)

Memorandum from the division engineer, Pacific Division, dated Oct. 23, 1931, pertaining to rates of power growth
Letters from the district engineer, Seattle, Wash., dated Dec. 1 and 7, 1931, in re financial study of Grand Coulee power project and Columbia basin irrigation project, sending diagrams nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6

Pt. 3–Report of the District Engineer, Portland, Oreg., on Columbia River below the mouth of the Snake River
Ch. 1–Introduction
Ch. 2–Data (scanned in sections based on binding)
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Ch. 3–Discussion
Ch. 4–Comprehensive plan
Ch. 5–Conclusions and recommendations

Appendixes
A. Topographic maps and profiles (not published)
B. Precipitation, discharge, rail shipments, tonnage, mineral and forest resources
C. Bibliography

Letters from the district engineer, Portland, Oreg., dated Jan. 26 and 29, 1932, in re discussion of flood-control benefits on Columbia River resulting from diversion of 16,000 second-feet at Grand Coulee during May, June, and July (appendix C & letters are in one file)

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