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A BILL TO PROVIDE FOR THE PROTECTION AND DEVELOPMENT
OF THE LOWER COLORADO RIVER BASIN
MARCH 25, 26, 29, APRIL 2, 11 AND 12, 1924
INDEX IN PART 8
(COMMITTEE ON IRRIGATION AND RECLAMATION
Hor'SE OF REPRESENTATIVES
SIXTY-EIGHTH CONGRESS, FIRST SESSION
ADDISON T. SMITH, Idaho, Chairman NICHOLAS J. SIXXOTT. Oregon.
CARI HAYDEN, Arizona. EDWARD C. LITTLE, Kansas,
( B. HUDSPETH, Texas. ELMER 0. LEATHERWOOD, I'tah,
JOHN E. RAKER, California. ROBERT G. SIMMONS, Nebraska.
WILLIAM C. LANKFORD, Georgia. SCOTT LEAVITT, Montana.
CHARLES L, RICHARDS, Nevada. CHARLES E. WINTER, Wyoming.
J. B. REED), Arkansas. M. C. GARBER, Oklahoma.
MILES ('. ALLGOOD, Alabama.
GERTRCDE 1. BRANDOX, Olerk
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PROTECTION AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE LOWER
COLORADO RIVER BASIN
COMMITTEE ON IRRIGATION AND RECLAMATION,
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
March 25, 1924. The committee met at 10 a. m., Hon. Addison T. Smith (chairman) presiding.
The CHAIRMAN. We will resume consideration of the Swing-Johnson bill. Mr. Swing wishes to make a statement.
Mr. Swing. On Saturday, in the Washington Star, and on Sunday, in the Washington Post, appeared a news article referring to an engineering report which had been filed with the Secretary of the Interior on what both of these newspaper reports termed the “AllAmerican canal," declaring that it was infeasible and not worthy of serious consideration.
The newspaper reports incorrectly referred to the engineering report and recommendation as being a report on the all-American canal. It is not a report on the all-American canal and has nothing to do with the all-American canal, as the report referred to in these two newspapers was a report regarding a proposed high-line canal in Arizona. The all-American canal is entirely in California, and on it no recent report has been made.
Mr. Chairman, I suggest that that report be made a part of the record, and I now offer it for that purpose.
Mr. Raken. What is it—a report of the Department of the Interior?
Mr. Swing. It is a report of the engineers to the Secretary of the Interior.
Mr. LEAVITT. That is the report on the one in Arizona?
Mr. Swing. Yes. It is dated March 20, 1924, and it was incorrectly referred to in the newspaper accounts as being a report on the all-American canal. (The report referred to is as follows:)
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR,
Washington, March 20, 1924. Hon. HUBERT WORK,
Secretary of the Interior. Sir: In accordance with your request, the committee of engineers appointed by you to consider the problems of the Colorado River has the honor to submit the following report on the canal project set forth in the report of G. W. Sturtevant and E. L. Stam, dated September 18, 1923.
This project is a proposal to divert water from the Colorado River at or near Spencer Canyon for the irrigation of 3,500,000 acres of land in southwestern Arizona. The canal with an intake elevation of 2,000 feet would be constructed down the canyon to a point a few miles above Grand Wash, thence by alternating tunnels and open channels it would extend in a southwesterly direction across Grapevine Creek, Hualpai Wash, and Detrital or Squaw Wash and the intervening mountain ranges to the western slope of the Black Moun