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Endorsement of House bill 11449 (similar to Senate bill 3511) Congress of the United States : providing for the construction by the federal goverment of the Boulder Canyon Dam and the All-American Canal
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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA'S ENDORSEMENT At a called convention of representatives of the Southern Section, League of California Municipalities, of the farm bureaus and farm centers of Southern California and of the Imperial irrigation districts held in Santa Ana, California, May 4, 1922, the following resolution was unanimously adopted: WHEREAS, it is apparent to all persons acquainted with the facts that the great Imperial Valley in California is annually in imminent danger of being overflowed and flooded by the Colorado River; that the menace of this river is increasing with the years; that its bed is filling and rising about one foot a year; that its bottom is now several feet higher than it was when it broke into the valley several years ago and formed the Salton Sea; that its levees must be built higher each year; that the only available dirt for levee construction is very poor material for the purpose; that should the Colorado River break through the levees again its destruction would be immeasurable; and that the havoc of its deluge would be great and appalling because it would not only be immediately destructive, but its evil effects would be permanent for the reason that its waters would not run off or subside, as in floods most everywhere else, but would gather in the basin of the valley, which is below the sea level, as in the formation of the Salton Sea, and remain until the river again turns to another outlet and until the sunshine of centuries again lifts these waters by evaporation; and, WHEREAS, relief can be had from this portending catastrophe, and the fifty thousand people and the millions of dollars worth of land and other property in this

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