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book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not
illustrated. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...per cent, has been put under
contract and will bo expended in extending tho existing leveo
(Southward a distance of over 4 miles. Tho work has been let in
three contracts, ami at this date operations have been commenced on
two of them. The juices paid are low and range from 10.-15 to 164;
cents per cubic yard. Cnbia yards Aggregate contents of levee Mav
1, 1803 1, 374, 101 Added by the United States up'to May 1, 1804
260,106 Added by the local district up to May 1, 1894 None. Total
to May 1, 104 1,643,207 Lost by caving or abandonment May 1. 1893.
to May 1, 1894 None. Aggregate remaining May 1, 1894 1. 643, 297
Lower While Hirer leciv dint) id: llt)-.lSi miles helow
Cairo.--This district comprises tho lower half of the narrow belt
of overflowed.land between the Mississippi and White livers, and
its lino of levee when.joined to that ill the upper district will
form one continuous levee, beginning at Heleua, Ark., and extending
downstream to a point about 5 miles below Henrico, a distance by
river of about 80 miles. At the date of last annual report the
leveo in the lower district had developed to a length of 21
miles'fronting on tho Mississippi River and had been extended
northward, to a point opposite tho head of Island No. G8 (362 R).
During the past season the levee has been extended 20,000 feet, or
nearly 4 miles farther northward to a point opposite
Offnt's'Landing, Ark. (346 U), and the existing levee has been
raised and enlarged for a distance of 7,200 feet in the vicinity of
I.aroma, Ark. (374 R), when? the foundation had developed serious
defects. The contracts for tho new levees at the upper end of tho
system were let during thu last liscal year, and that for the
enlargement at Laconia was let during the current year under a...
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