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Session Laws, 1960
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No. 1.
(House Joint Resolution 1)

Joint Resolution urging continued appropriations by the Congress
of the United States for completion of the survey of the Potomac
River by the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers and calling for re-
appointment of the Legislative Council's Special Committee on the
Potomac River.

WHEREAS, In its Fourth Report to the Legislative Council, the
Special Committee on the Potomac River noted that the Survey Re-
view of the Potomac River, undertaken by the Corps of Engineers
on the request of Congress in 1956, has received for the fiscal years
1958 through 1960 a total of $730, 000 in appropriations; and the
District Engineer of the Corps for the Washington District has
given his estimate that the survey would require total expenditures
of about 1. 5 millions, and could be expected to be finished in 1961;

WHEREAS, It is self-evident at this time that the survey cannot be
completed within the District Engineers' estimate of 1961, and that
considering the rate of appropriations in the past a minimum of at
least two more fiscal years will be required to appropriate the re-
maining amount of $770, 000, thus delaying completion of the survey
until at least 1962; and

WHEREAS, This Committee has repeatedly stressed the urgency of
swift completion of the survey of the River so that consideration
may be given to the recommendations of the Corps of Engineers,
which we emphasize, will require hearings by the Corps, authori-
zation by Congress for specific projects, followed by appropriations
for the acquisition of land and for construction, a matter of an-
other five years and more before any relief for the River can be
expected; and

WHEREAS, We urge our Congressional representatives to seek
modification of the Senate Public Works Committee resolution of
July 6, 1959 limiting the Potomac River survey to flood control,
municipal and industrial water supply and pollution abatement plans
in order to restore to the survey its original comprehensive concept
of planning for flood control and for the development and conser-
vation of the water and related resources of the Basin; and

WHEREAS, It would seem expedient for the appropriate officials
of this State and of the other States in the Potomac River Basin to
begin discussions tending to develop local participation in planning

EXPLANATION: Italics indicate new matter added to existing law.

[Brackets] indicate matter stricken from existing law.

CAPITALS indicate amendments to bill.

Strike out indicates matter stricken out of bill.


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