Should States of Mississippi Flood Area Share Costs of Flood Control Project? Pro

Jadwin, Edgar
February 1928
Congressional Digest;Feb28, Vol. 7 Issue 2, p53
The Mississippi River Commission is firmly of the opinion that some degree of local financial co-operation is essential to a successful accomplishment of a flood-control project work not needed nor justified. Levees, or other flood-control works of large cost, will, if granted free of cost, be demanded for the protection of areas insignificant in size and value, merely because the owner would need to underwrite no part of the cost. Even with the local contribution of one-third, as is now required, the commission has been importuned to levee areas unworthy of the cost of such protection.


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