The Enchanted Mesa

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Judd & Detweiler, printers, 1897 - Acoma (N.M.) - 12 pages

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Page 187 - No public forest reservation shall be established, except to improve and protect the forest within the reservation, or for the purpose of securing favorable conditions of water flows, and to furnish a continuous supply of timber for the use and necessities of citizens of the United States...
Page 185 - That the President of the United States may from time to time set apart and reserve in any State or Territory having public land bearing forests, in any part of the public lands wholly or in part covered with timber or undergrowth, whether of commercial value or not, as public reservations; and the President shall by public proclamation declare the establishment of such reservations and the limits thereof.
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Page 342 - In addition to the three reservoirs already mentioned, which form a part of the aqueduct system, there is another reservoir, built and controlled by the Commissioners of the District of Columbia, called the Fort Reno Reservoir, with a capacity of about 4,500,000 gallons, the reference of its water surface when the reservoir is full being about 420 feet. This reservoir is supplied with water taken from the supply mains by the U street pump. The Dalecarlia and distributing reservoirs supply that part...
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