CATASTROPHE: Hoover Report

To the President at Ouster Park last week came Herbert C. Hoover, reported on conditions in the flood area. His report centred upon the following points: The Federal Government normally appropriates some $16,000,000 yearly for control and navigation of the Mississippi River. This sum should be increased by from $15,000,000 to $20,000,000 annually, and the increase should tinue for ten years, making a total extra expenditure of from $150,000,000 to $200,000,000. Flood prevention plans should include the building of higher, wider levees; the construction of a spillway* in Louisiana (probably...

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