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irriparin and rcclamation. COLORADO RIVER BASIN

HEARINGS

BEFORE THE

COMMITTEE ON IRRIGATION AND RECLAMATION

UNITED STATES SENATE

SIXTY-NINTH CONGRESS

FIRST SESSION

PURSUANT TO

S. Res. 320

(68th Congress, 2nd Session)

DIRECTING THE COMMITTEE ON IRRIGATION AND
RECLAMATION, OR À DULY AUTHORIZED SUBCOM-
MITTEE THEREOF, TO MAKE A COMPLETE INVESTI-
GATION WITH RESPECT TO PROPOSED LEGISLATION
RELATING TO THE PROTECTION AND DEVELOPMENT

OF THE COLORADO RIVER BASIN

EL CENTRO, CALIF.

OCTOBER 30, 1925

PART 2

Printed for the use of the Committee on Irrigation and Reclamation

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COMMITTEE ON IRRIGATION AND RECLAMATION

CHARLES L. McNARY, Oregon, Chairman WESLEY L. JONES, Washington.

MORRIS SHEPPARD, Texas, LAWRENCE C. PHIPPS, Colorado.

THOMAS J. WALSH, Montana. FRANK R. GOODING, Idaho.

JOHN B. KENDRICK, Wyoming. RALPH H. CAMERON, Arizona.

KEY PITTMAN, Nevada. TASKER L. ODDIE, Nevada.

FURNIFOLD McL. SIMMONS, North Carolina. SAMUEL M. SHORTRIDGE, California. C. C. DILL, Washington, HIRAM W. JOHNSON, California.

HENRY F. ASHURST, Arizona.

H, K. KIEFER, Clerk
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COLORADO RIVER BASIN

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30, 1926

UNITED STATES SENATE,
COMMITTEE ON IRRIGATION AND RECLAMATION,

El Centro, Calif. The committee met, pursuant to adjournment of Wednesday, at 10 o'clock a. m. in the assembly room of the high school, Senator Charles L. McNary, presiding.

Present: Senators McNary (Chairman), Jones of Washington, Phipps, Kendrick, Cameron, Pittman, Oddie, Shortridge, Dill, Johnson, and Ashurst.

The CHAIRMAN. The meeting will be in order. The committee is supplied with a list of names containing nine citizens who desire to appear this morning and advise the committee of their views. I want to express the hope that these nine witnesses may conclude their testimony by 1 o'clock. It will be necessary that the committee have an afternoon session, and we desire to quit not later than 1 and possibly to reconvene at 2. The first name is Mr. Charles E. Scott, representing the Colorado River Control Club, who, I am advised, desires to speak in opposition to the All-American Canal. Is Mr. Scott here? Come forward, Mr. Scott, will you please.

STATEMENT OF CHARLES E. SCOTT, REPRESENTING THE

COLORADO RIVER CONTROL CLUB

Mr. Scott. My name is Charles E. Scott. My profession is that of attorney. I am a member of the executive committee and appear on behalf of the Colorado River Control Club, a local organization of landowners. The amount of acreage owned by the people whom I represent in Imperial County amounts to 270,000 acres, which is more than half of the lands at present irrigated by the All-American Canal.

Appreciating your desire to obtain at first hand full information of all phases of the Colorado River problems, we submit the views of the Colorado River Control Club, an organization of over 1,300 business and professional men and farmers owning more than half the irrigable land of the American portion of the Imperial Valley, with an assessed valuation of more than half of all properties in Imperial Valley.

The club advocates that which is fundamental and of paramount importance, namely, the early construction of a flood control and storage dam or dams at a site or sites to be selected by proper governmental authorities.

The club contends that a flood control and storage dam or dams will meet the outstanding needs of the valley, namely, the conserva

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