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Elliott V Bell
"If the Lord's Willing and the Creek Don't Rise"
Title continues: "Flood Control and the Displaced Rural Communities of Irving and Broughton, Kansas." This study looks at the displacement of two Kansas towns and the residents involved, as a result of...
A Big Hole to Be Filled
Photo and caption about the construction of the Turkey Creek pumping station at 25th and Fairmount Avenue, costing $102,000 and overseen by "Paul A. Hartung, chief of the sewer division of the city engineer's...
A Plan to Meet Disaster
Article regarding the necessity of trained workers for employment in flood control and relief work over untrained volunteers.
A Portfolio of New Deal Reconstruction
Photos, maps, and description of the river control and navigation improvements on the Missouri River part of the federal government's New Deal. Description of the "six-foot channel between St. Louis and...
Big Magic for the Big Muddy
Photos, map, illustrations, and article about the plans for flood prevention, navigation, and irrigation on the Missouri River Valley and directly affecting Kansas City. Mention of "the teeming war industry...
Biography of Jay B. Dillingham (1910-2007), Businessman
Biography of John B. Gage (1887-1970), Mayor
Boom on the Missouri
Article with large photos, map, and captions about the proposed "broad plan for control and development--an MVA like the TVA" of the Missouri River valley, with dams to be built by the United States Army...
Brush Creek Progress Offers Hope for the Future
Call for improvements to Brush Creek to prevent a repeat of the flood of September 1977 that killed 25 people and caused $66 million in damages.
Business Beat: Groundbreaking April 5
Description of a project to study water resource management in regard to urban planning.
Civil Engineering: Dams for Domestic Needs
Article about the Garrison Dam project on the Missouri River, designed both to provide a water reservoir for irrigation and for flood control upstream of Garrison, North Dakota.
Corps Promises Changes
November 8, 2011
"Under pressure from Congress and states, the Army Corps of Engineers said Monday that it will change its approach to operating Missouri River dams with the aim of reducing prospects for future flooding."...
Correction to the April 26 article by Richard G. Baumhoff in "The Nation" magazine, notably the editing mistake about the author's comments on the part of the Missouri River valley affected by the 1951...
Dam the Missouri Floods!
Brief article about the proposed engineering project on the Missouri River to be regulated by its own comprehensive federal agency, covering flood control, electrical energy, soil conservation, navigation,...
Damming the Kaw: The Kiro Controversy and Flood Control in the Great Depression
Article retells the history of a depression era (1933) flood control project to dam the Kansas River and create a giant lake between Kiro Dam and Manhattan, Kansas. It not only would control flooding but...
Dividends of Good Government
March 21, 1951
Page from the _Kansas City Star_, March 21, 1951, with rough map showing the Northeast Industrial District and the flood protection measures taken there.
Engineering and Mining--The Improvement of the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers
Extracts from a speech by Robert Van Horn (national representative from Missouri and former mayor of Kansas City) delivered "in the House" of Representatives in 1882 concerning the management and control...
Engineering: Taming Missouri River
News about four dams on tributaries of the Missouri River to control flooding, including "the Kortes and the Boysen dams in Wyoming, Angostura in South Dakota, and the Enders in Nebraska," all part of...
First Overhaul on Brush Creek
June 20, 1962
The paving of the creek bed began in November 1935, at a cost originally estimated at $1,395,000, and at one time employed 1,647 WPA workers. Concrete was laid eight to 10 inches thick and 70 feet wide....
Flood Control at Kansas City: How a River Is Being Diverted and Carried Through a Hill
Article about the construction of a tunnel at Turkey Creek to divert flood waters potentially repeating 1903 flood levels.
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