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APPENDIXES A, B, AND C

INDIANS OF THE UNITED STATES

HEARINGS

BEFORE THE

COMMITTEE ON INDIAN AFFAIRS

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

SIXTY-SIXTH CONGRESS

FIRST SESSION

ON

THE CONDITION OF VARIOUS TRIBES OF INDIANS

ACT OF JUNE 30, 1919

HOMER P. SNYDER, New York, Chairman.
PHILIP P. CAMPBELL, Kansas.

JOHN REBER, Pennsylvania.
ROYAL C. JOHNSON, South Dakota.

M. CLYDE KELLY, Pennsylvania.
JOHN A. ELSTON, California.

CHARLES D. CARTER, Oklahoma.
FREDERICK W. DALLINGER, Massachusetts. CARL HAYDEN, Arizona.
BENIGNO C. HERNANDEZ, New Mexico. WILLIAM J. SEARS, Florida.
MARION E. RHODES, Missouri.

JOHN N. TILLMAN, Arkansas.
JAMES H. SINCLAIR, North Dakota.

HARRY L. GANDY, South Dakota.
CLIFFORD E, RANDALL, Wisconsin.

WILLIAM W. HASTINGS, Oklahoma.
ALBERT W. JEFFERIS, Nebraska.

ZEBULON B. WEAVER, North Carolina.
R. CLINT COLE, Ohio.

RICHARD F. McKINIRY, New York.

(IN TWO VOLUMES)

VOL. 2-APPENDIXES

WASHINGTON
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

APPENDIX A

REPORT ON THE

SAN CARLOS IRRIGATION PROJECT AND THE HISTORY

OF IRRIGATION ALONG THE GILA RIVER

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SAN CARLOS IRRIGATION PROJECT.

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR,
UNITED STATES INDIAN SERVICE (IRRIGATION),

Los Angeles, Calif., November 1, 1915. COMMISSIONER OF INDIAN AFFAIRS,

Washington, D. C. (Through Mr. W. M. Reed, chief engineer.) Sir: The following report on the status of the available water supply, and the estimated cost of the proposed San Carlos irrigation project on the Gila River, Ariz., is respectfully submitted.

This investigation was undertaken in accordance with an authority from the Secretary of the Interior, No. 120603, dated November 8, 1913, and was continued in compliance with an item in the Indian appropriation act approved August 1, 1914, providing for investigations in connection with the San Carlos irrigation project. The initial authority provided as follows:

For all purposes necessary for proper conduct of surveys, observations, and examinations to determine the extent of water rights in and to the normal and flood flow of the Gila River, Ariz., in connection with the old Indian ditches on the Gila River reservation and others, remaining available for appropriation and use under the legal theory of prior appropriations and use and for preparation of maps, plans, drawings, specifications, and such other records as may be necessary to determine said water rights and the feasibility of any new irrigation project for Indian lands.

The item of the Indian appropriation act, above referred to, provided for an investigation recommended by the Board of Engineer officers of the United States Army. That part of the act relating to this matter reads as follows:

For investigations recommendsd by the Board of Engineer officers of the United States Army as set forth in paragraph two hundred and seventeen of their report to the Secretary of War on February fourteenth, nineteen hundred and fourteen, House Document number seven hundred and ninety-one, sixty-third Congress, second session, and report as to the supply of the legally available water, acreage available for irrigation, and titles thereto, the maximum and minimum estimated cost of the San Carlos irrigation project, including dam and necessary canals, ditches, and laterals, with recommendation and reasons therefor, and the probable cost of adjudication of water rights along the Gila River necessary thereto, and to take the steps necessary to prevent the vesting of any water rights in addition to those, if any, now existing until further action by Congress, $50,000.

In compliance with this act the investigations were continued under authority No. 80303, dated September 8, 1914, issued by the Secretary of the Interior, which provided :

For all purposes necessary for continuing the conduct of surveys, observations, examinations, and investigations to determine the extent of water

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