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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 vigorously endorses and urges the adoption of H. R. 11449 providing for the construction of the Boulder Canyon Dam and the All-American Canal. and joins with other interested states and districts in support of that measure. BECAUSE —It provides for the establishment of a vital, carefully worked out. well balanced, National project. —It provides for the protection of Imperial Valley against the devastating flood waters of the Colorado river. —It provides for the irrigation of wide areas of land in Arizona. California and Nevada that now lie arid and useless. —It provides that ex-service men shall be given preferential rights in the settlement of public lands made fruitful by such irrigation. —It provides for the development of 600,000 continuous horsepower of hydro-electric energy from Boulder Canyon Dam. —It provides for the complete financing of the Boulder Canyon Dam by the allocation of power rights. —It makes possible the conservation of 23,000,000 barrels of fuel oil annually through the development of 600,000 continuous horsepower of electric energy at Boulder Canyon Dam.

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