Lake Michigan Water Diversion: Hearings, Eighty-sixth Congress, First Session, on H.R. 1, February 17-March 3, 1959

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1959 - 310 páginas
Committee Serial No. 86-2. Considers H.R. 1, to authorize the Army Corps of Engineers study of Illinois water diversion project from Lake Michigan to improve Illinois waterway navigation and urban areas' sewage management.

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