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hanging trees, and in a similar improvement of the greater part of TenMile Shoals, extending from about 10 to 20 miles below Columbus. July 1, 1891, balance unexpended......

$14, 712.00 June 30, 1892, amount expended during fiscal year

14, 712.00 Amount appropriated by act approved July 13, 1892

35,000.00 Amount (estimatod) required for completion of existing project ..... 729, 400.00 Submitted in compliance with requirements of sections 2 of river and

harbor acts of 1806 and 1867. (See Appendix Q 3.)

4. Nocubee River, Mississippi.—The original condition of the river was such that during all seasons of the year and at all stages of water navigation, except by small flatboats, was practically impossible.

The present project for the improvement of this river was adopted in 1880, the object being to afford a channel for small river steamers from its mouth up to Macon, Miss., of navigable width and depth when the water is above ordinary low-water stage.

The amount expended up to the close of the fiscal year ending June 30, 1891, was $19,742.54, and resulted in completion of the project.

The amount espended during the fiscal year ending June 30, 1892, was for care and preservation of public property. July 1, 1891, balance unexpended ...

$3, 257.46 June 30, 1892, amount expended during fiscal year..

156. 75 July 1, 1892, balance unexpended.....

3, 100. 71 Amount appropriated by act approved July 13, 1892..

3, 000.00 Amount available for fiscal year ending June 30, 1893......

6, 100.71 Amount (estimated) required for preservation of improvement..... 6,000.00 Submitted in compliance with requirements of scctions 2 of river and

harbor acts of 1866 and 1867. (See Appendix Q 4.)

5. Pascagoula River, Mississippi.—The channel over the bar before the improvement commenced had a least depth of 3 feet. This was increased to 71 feet, with a width of 180 feet, by dredging, from 1878 to 1880, at a cost of about $ 12,500. From the light-house near the mouth of the river to its head there was a navigable channel obtained by the removal of snags and overhanging trees, from 1881 to 1881, inclusive, at a cost of about $15,000.

The present project for the improvement of this river was adopted in 1886, the object being to afford a channel of navigable width and minimum depth of 12 feet at mean low water from Moss Point down to the anchorage in the sound, and to maintain the river above Moss Point in its improved condition, at an estimated cost of $78,100 for the channel from Moss Point down, and $2,500 annually for preservation of improvement above Moss Point.

The amount expended to June 30, 1891, was $56,166,97 and resulted in the completion of more than one-half of the work needed to complete the project from Moss Point to the mouth of the river.

The amount expended during the fiscal year ending June 30, 1892, was $14,099.87 and resulted in the completion of more than one-third of the work needed to complete the project from the mouth of the river over the bar. The officer in charge reports that it has been necessary to increase the estimate for completion of this work, owing to the hardness of a portion of the material to be dredged.

The amount available is to be expended in the further improvement

of the channel according to the project and in the removal of such obstructions in the river above Moss Point as have lodged during the suspension of work. July 1, 1891, balance unexpended

$15, 833. 03 June 30, 1892, amount expended during fiscal year

14, 099.87 July 1, 1892, balance unexpended

1, 733. 16 Amount appropriated by act approved July 13, 1892

20,000.00 Amount available for fiscal year ending June 30, 1893..

21, 733. 16 Amount (estimated) required for completion of existing project 49,000.00 Amount (estimated) required for preservation of improvemeut above Moss Point..

20,000.00 Submitted in compliance with requirements of sections 2 of river and

harbor acts of 1866 and 1867. (See Appendix Q 5.)

6. Chickasahay River, Mississippi.-At the time of the adoption of the present project the channel was only navigable for small rafts during high water and was difficult and troublesome for them. The minimum width of the channel is 50 feet and the minimum depth 0.5 foot at extreme low water. The project for the improvement of this river was adopted in 1890, the object being to obtain a good high-water channel from the mouth up to the railroad bridge near Shubuta by the removal of snags, logs, and overhanging trees, at an estimated cost of $30,000.

The amount expended during the fiscal year ending June 30, 1892, was $4,595.27, and resulted in giving a high-water channel that allows much larger rafts than formerly to be brought downstream with comparative ease. July 1, 1891, balance unexpended

$5,000.00 June 30, 1892, amount expended during fiscal year.

4, 595.27 July 1, 1892, balance unexpended

404. 73 Amount appropriated by act approved July 13, 1892.

5,000.00 Amount available for fiscal year ending June 30, 1893

5, 404. 73 Amount (estimated) required for completion of existing project..... 20,000.00 Submitted in compliance with requirements of sectiuns 2 of river and

harbor acts of 1866 and 1867. (See Appendix Q 6.)

7. Bluff Creek, Mississippi.-At the time of the adoption of the present project navigation was obstructed by leaning trees and logs.

The minimum width of the river is 100 feet and the minimum depth 10 feet.

The project for the improvement of this creek was adopted in 1890, the object being to obtain a channel from the mouth up to Vancleaves by the removal of snags, logs, and overhanging trees, at an estimated cost of $1,000. • The amount expended during the fiscal year ending June 30, 1892, was $999.51 and resulted in the completion of the project. July 1, 1891, balance unexpended

$1,000.00 June 30, 1892, amount expended during fiscal year

999,51 July 1, 1892, balance unexpended....

. 49 (See Appendix Q 7.)

8. Leaf Rirer, Mississippi.-At the time of the adoption of the pres. ent project the river was not navigable on account of snags, logs, and overhanging trees.

The minimum width of the river channel is 100 feet and the minimum depth 2.5 feet.

The project for the improvement of this river was adopted in 1890, the object being to obtain a high-water channel from the mouth to the mouth of Bowie Creek by the removal of logs, snags, and overhanging trees, at an estimated cost of $25,000.

The amount expended during the fiscal year ending June 30, 1892, was $4,597.86 and resulted in giving a high-water channel from Hattiesburg to Augusta, Miss., a distance of 40 miles. July 1, 1891, balance unexpended ......

$5,000.00 June 30, 1892, amount expended during fiscal year...

4, 597.86 July 1, 1892, balance unexpended....

402. 14 Amount appropriated by act approved July 13, 1892.

5,000.00 Amount available for fiscal year ending June 30, 1893..

5, 402. 14 Amount (estimated) required for completion of existing project..... 15, 000.00 Submitted in compliance with requirements of sections 2 of river and

harbor acts of 1866 and 1867. (See Appendix Q 8.)

9. Harbor at Biloxi, Mississippi.-The original condition of the channel was such as to allow only vessels of 5-foot draft to enter the harbor.

The present project for the improvement of this harbor was adopted in 1882, the object being to afford a channel of entrance from Mississippi Sound to the wharves of Biloxi of navigable width and 8 feet deep, at an estimated cost of $55,000.

The amount expended to June 30, 1891, was $34,148.64 and resulted in dredging a channel 9 feet deep at mean low water and 120 feet wide throughout.

The present project is therefore completed.

About $8,000 every 4 or 5 years will be ample for preservation of the improvement. July 1, 1891, balance unexpended

$10, 851.36 July 1, 1892, balance unexpended

10,851.36 (See Appendix Q 9.)

10. Pearl River, Mississippi, below Jackson.—The original condition of the navigable channel of this portion of the river was such as allow navigation only during high water, and then it was difficult and dangerous. The minimum width of the stream was 190 feet, except through Holmes Bayou, which was only 65 feet wide. The minimum width of the channel was 65 feet. The minimum depth of the channel at low water was 14 feet.

The original project for the improvement of this portion of the river was adopted in 1880, the object being to obtain a 5-foot channel at low water, at an estimated cost of $95,940.

A clear 5-foot channel at low water was found to be impracticable, but a 2-foot clear channel could be obtained. This amendment to the original project was approved in 1885 and the estimate was increased $50,000.

The amount expended on the work up to June 30, 1891, was $ 105,438.80. The condition of this part of the river on June 30, 1891, was such as to allow light-draft boats to navigate from the mouth, at the Rigolets, La., to Wheats Fields, Miss., 106 miles, all the year; from Wheats Fields to Columbia, Miss., 50 miles, on a 6-foot rise, and from Columbia, Miss., to Jackson, Miss, 159 miles, on a 7-foot rise.

The results obtained by the improvement of this section of the river during the fiscal year ending June 30, 1892, are an increased depth of 10 inches at low water from the mouth up to Latons Bluff, 126 miles, and an increased width of 95 feet through Holines Bayou. July 1, 1891, balance unexpended...

$22, 686. 20 June 30, 1892, amount expended during fiscal year..

10, 823. 43 July 1, 1892, balance unexpended....

11, 862. 77 Amount appropriated by act approved July 13, 1892

15,000.00 Amount available for fiscal year ending June 30, 1893.

26, 862. 77 Amount (estimated) required for completion of existing project ..... 20,000.00 Submitted in compliance with requirements of sections 2 of river and

harbor acts of 1866 and 1867. (See Appendix Q 10.)

11. Pearl River, Mississippi, between Carthage and Jackson.—The original condition of this part of the river was such as to make navi. gation almost impossible except in high water.

The minimum width of the river was 100 feet; the minimum depth, at low water, was 1 foot; the minimum width of the channel was 40 feet.

The original project adopted for the improvement of this river consisted in the removal of snags, logs, trees, etc., and was to afford a clear channel of navigable width, 5 feet deep at low water, from Jackson to Carthage, 105 miles, at an estimated cost of $21,000.

A clear 5-foot channel at low water was found to be impracticable by the method proposed, but a 2-foot clear channel at low water could be obtained and was all that the present commerce of the river required.

The original estimate was increased $29,000. (See Annual Report, 1886-'87, Q 2, page 1336.)

The amount expended on this work up to the close of the fiscal year ending June 30, 1891, was $24,779.10.

The condition of the improvement on June 30, 1891, is such as to allow light-draft boats to navigate with comparative safety, on a 3-foot rise above ordinary low water, from Carthage down, 102 miles, and the remaining distance down to Jackson, 3 miles, on a 4-foot rise.

The condition of the improvement on June 30, 1892, was such as to allow light-draft boats to navigate safely on a 3-foot stage above low water from Carthage to Jackson.

The results obtained by the improvement of this section of the river are an increased depth of 2 feet, on account of removal of snags, sunken logs and trees, and an increased width of at least 20 feet of the channel, on account of trimming off points.

There is also a large reduction and saving in freights and insurance rates.

The amount expended during the fiscal year ending June 30, 1892, is $1,288.28.

Project completed.
July 1, 1891, balance unexpended

$1, 470.90 June 30, 1892, amount expended during fiscal year.

1, 288. 28 July 1, 1892, balance inexpended

182. 62 Amount appropriated by act approved July 13, 1892

5,000.00 Amount available for fiscal year ending June 30, 1893.

5, 182.62

Amount (estimated) required for preservation of improvement. $2,400.00 Submitted in compliance with requirements of sections 2 of river and

harbor acts of 1866 and 1867. (See Appendix Q 11.)

12. Pearl River, Mississippi, betuceen Edinburg and Carthage.-The original condition of this portion of the river was such that navigation at low water was impossible, and even during very high water it was difficult and dangerous.

The minimum width of the channel was 20 feet. The minimum depth at low water was 8 inches.

The project for the improvement of this portion of the river, adopted in 1884, was to afford a high-water channel from Edinburg to Carthage, a distance of 243 miles, for 6 or 8 months of the year, at an estimated cost of $13,464.

The amount expended on the work up to June 30, 1891, was $9,721.13.

The condition of this part of the river on June 30, 1891, was such as to allow light-draft boats to navigate with comparative safety from Edinburg to Carthage, on a 41-foot rise above ordinary low water.

The results obtained by the improvement of this portion of the river, during the fiscal year ending June 30, 1892, are an increased width of 15 feet and an increased depth of 2 feet at low water.

Project completed.
July 1, 1891, balance unexpended

$5, 028.87 June 30, 1892, amount expended during fiscal year.

2, 654.57 July 1, 1892, balance unexpended ...

2, 374.30 Amount appropriated by act approved July 13, 1892

500.00 Amount available for fiscal year ending June 30, 1893....

2,874.30 Amount (estimated) required for preservation of improvement.. .... 500.00 Submitted in compliance with requirements of sections 2 of river and

harbor acts of 1866 and 1867. (See Appendix Q 12.)

13. Bogue Chitto, Louisiana.The channel at present is not navigable at ordinary low water, it being obstructed by snags, logs, fish-traps, etc.

The minimum width of the stream is 120 feet and that of the channel 80 feet; the minimum depth, 3 feet.

The project of the improvement of this river was adopted in 1890, the object being to obtain a 3-foot channel during the greater part of the year by the removal of logs, snags, tish traps, etc., from the mouth up to Alford's bridge, at an estimated cost of $30,000.

The amount expended during the fiscal year ending June 30, 1892, $1,000, was applied to preparation of plant for the work. There is no change in the condition of the river, the work of improvement not having been begun. July 1, 1891, balance unexpended...,

$5,000.00 June 30, 1892, amount expended during fiscal year

1,000.00 July 1, 1892, balance unexpended

4,000,00 Amount appropriated by act approved July 13, 1892.

5,000.00 Amount available for fiscal year ending June 30, 1893

9,000.00 Amount (estimated) required for completion of existing project ....... 20,000.00 Submitted in compliance with requirements of section 2 of river and

harbor acts of 1866 and 1867. (See Appendix Q 13.)

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