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Checks on erosion and floods

Checks on erosion and floods
Date: Between 1930 and 1937
This unidentified newspaper clipping illustrates and explains four useful techniques for combating drought and soil erosion: planting vegetation on steep slopes, strip cropping, contour plowing, and check dams.


Edith Monfort to Dwight Eisenhower

Edith Monfort to Dwight Eisenhower
Creator: Monfort, Edith
Date: August 19, 1952
In this document, Edith Monfort asks the Republican nominee Eisenhower to take a leadership position on the proposed solution to flood control in Kansas. Three Kansas dams have been proposed, Tuttle Creek, Milford and Perry. The Kansas Watershed Association questions judgment of this proposal. Eisenhower grew up in Abilene, Kansas.


Flood control where?

Flood control where?
Creator: Jones, J.O.
Date: February 2, 1952
In this article from the Kansas Farmer, University of Kansas Professor J.O. Jones challenges the Kansas large reservoir plan aimed at flood control. "Nature has a disconcerting way of frustrating man's attempts to thwart her." Large dams, he argues, near the outlets of huge drainage areas do not offer protection to those portions of the basin upstream. "Tuttle Creek dam will not protect Marysville, Blue Rapids or Irving. Perry Dam will not protect Valley Falls."


Franklin County flood, 1915

Franklin County flood, 1915
Date: 1915
This photograph shows the Marais des Cygnes River flood west of Pomona in Franklin County. A note below photograph states, "note double track out of sight".


Franklin County floods, Kansas

Franklin County floods, Kansas
Date: July, 1951
Two photographs show the debris in the aftermath of the 1951 flooding of the Marais des Cygnes and Osage rivers in Franklin County. The photos were taken by USDA Photo.


Glenn D. Stockwell, Sr. to Leslie G. Templin

Glenn D. Stockwell, Sr. to Leslie G. Templin
Creator: Stockwell, Glenn D.
Date: November 1, 1955
In this letter, Glen Stockwell outlines his reasons for opposing the construction of a dam on Tuttle Creek in North Central, Kansas. Mr Stockwell writes to Leslie Templin to provide background information about Public Law 566 that authorized the Department of Agriculture to enter into assistance agreements with small watersheds for the purpose of controlling soil erosion and floods.


History of Kansas and emigrant's guide

History of Kansas and emigrant's guide
Creator: Chapman, J. Butler
Date: 1855
The title page of the printed volume indicated that it contained "a description geographical and topographical--also climate, soil, productions and comparative value with other states and territories, including its political history, officers-candidates-emigrant colonies-election, abolition, squatter and pro-slavery contentions and inquisitions; with the prospects of the territory for freedom or slavery." Mr. Chapman was a resident of the territory and the information in the booklet was compiled by traveling through Kansas Territory in 1854. The description covers most of the territory and includes information about Native American tribes and lands.


Kaw Valley flood

Kaw Valley flood
Creator: Smith, Steve
Date: 1951
This silent film shows footage of the Kansas River flooding in Topeka, Kansas, in 1951. Filmed by Steve Smith. The 1951 flooding of the Missouri and Kansas rivers and their tributaries resulted in one of the most devastating natural disasters to strike the Midwest. The flood lent support to the Pick-Sloan plan authorized by Congress in the Flood Control Act of 1944. The plan called for a series of large dams and levees on rivers in the Missouri River basin. Many Kansas farmers opposed building large dams and reservoirs, favoring control through small dams and conservation practices.Photographed by Steve Smith and John Blevens.


Marlysue Esping-Holmquist oral history

Marlysue Esping-Holmquist oral history
Creator: Esping-Holmquist, Marlysue
Date: June 6, 2008
Marlysue Esping-Holmquist, wife of Thomas Holmquist, farms in Saline County, Kansas, near Smolan. She describes the history of their farm and the chance involved in its allotment in a flood plain near Dry Creek in 1868.


Statement to Congress on flood control

Statement to Congress on flood control
Creator: Edwards, William P.
Date: May 11, 1954
In this 1954 statement to Congress, William P. Edwards states his opposition to the construction of the Tuttle Creek dam.


Thomas Holmquist oral history

Thomas Holmquist oral history
Creator: Holmquist, Thomas N., 1954-
Date: June 6, 2008
Thomas Holmquist describes a 2007 flood on his farm in Saline County, Kansas, near Smolan. A historian and educator, Holmquist is a lifelong resident of the Smoky Valley. He has written several books including Bluestem (c2000) and Pioneer Cross : Swedish Settlements along the Smoky Hill Bluffs (c1994).


Written material on Kansas River flood control review

Written material on Kansas River flood control review
Date: 1948
This report constitutes the written material submitted as part of a public hearing to review a Kansas River flood control plan. The public hearing was held in Topeka, Kansas, on December 16, 1948. The comments are relative to the U. S. Corps of Engineers' report entitled "Review Report on the Kansas River, Colorado, Nebraska and Kansas."


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