Congressional Serial Set

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1911 - United States
Reports, Documents, and Journals of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.

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Page 1 - Provided, That this officer shall have the direction of the Geological Survey, and the classification of the public lands and examination of the Geological Structure, mineral resources and products of the national domain...
Page 16 - ... feet. 1 acre equals 0.4047 hectare. 1 acre equals 43,560 square feet. 1 acre equals 209 feet square, nearly. 1 square mile equals 2.59 square kilometers. 1 cubic foot equals 0.0283 cubic meter. 1 cubic foot of water weighs 62.5 pounds. 1 cubic meter per minute equals 0.5886 second-foot.
Page 8 - March 23, 1901). 1 second-foot equals 38.4 Colorado miner's inches. 1 second-foot equals 40 Arizona miner's inches. 1 second-foot equals 7.48 United States gallons per second; equals 448.8 gallons per minute; equals 646,272 gallons for one day.
Page 3 - For gaging the streams and determining the water supply of the United States, and for the investigation of underground currents and artesian wells, and for the preparation of reports upon the best methods of utilizing the water resources.
Page 9 - Cubic feet per second per square mile (cfsm) is the average number of cubic feet of water flowing per second from each square mile of area drained, assuming that the runoff is distributed uniformly in time and area. Runoff in inches...
Page 171 - Tear-of-the-Clouds to the nufuth of the river the distance by water is probably about 300 miles. The total area drained is 13,366 square miles. The river is tidal to Troy, which is also at the head of navigation. The headwater region is mountainous in character, is in general heavily wooded, and is dotted with numerous lakes and ponds.
Page 12 - ... flow, for the day when the mean gage height was highest. As the gage height is the mean for the day it does not indicate correctly the stage when the water surface was at crest height and the corresponding discharge was consequently larger than given in the maximum column. Likewise in the column headed "Minimum" the quantity given is the mean flow for the day when the mean gage height was lowest. The column headed "Mean" is the average flow in cubic feet per second during the month.
Page 82 - The datum of the gage has remained unchanged. The records are reliable and accurate. Sufficient data have not been obtained to enable estimates of the flow to be made.
Page 126 - Wilkesboro and less than one-half mile above the mouth of Mulberry River. Discharge measurements are made from the downstream side of the bridge. The bench mark is the apex of the triangular downstream end of the iron bearing through which pass the iron tension rods midway between the ends of the truss, on the downstream side of the bridge, about 2 feet east of the second bent from the left bank. Its elevation is 24.00 feet above gage datum. No...
Page 52 - Gap, at an elevation of about 4,000 feet. It flows in a general southeasterly direction to its junction with the Saluda River, at Columbia, South Carolina.

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