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The History of Large Federal Dams: Planning, Design, and Construction

The History of Large Federal Dams: Planning, Design, and Construction( )
Author: Bureau of Reclamation, U. S. Department
Service, National
Billington, David
Jackson, Donald
Melosi, Martin
Publication Date:Nov 2013
Publisher:CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $23.99
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The history of federal involvement in dam construction goes back at least to the 1820s, when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers built wing dams to improve navigation on the Ohio River. The work expanded after the Civil War, when Congress authorized the Corps to build storage dams on the upper Mississippi River and regulatory dams to aid navigation on the Ohio River. In 1902, when Congress established the Bureau of Reclamation (then called the "Reclamation Service"), the role of the...
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Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):8.5 x 11 x 1.41 Inches
Book Weight:3.86 Pounds

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