A Diversion Scheme To Prevent Overflows Of The Mississippi And To Establish A Navigable Waterway From Mobile Bay To The Ohio River (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from A Diversion Scheme to Prevent Overflows of the Mississippi and to Establish a Navigable Waterway From Mobile Bay to the Ohio RiverThe elevation at the Southern Railroad station at Burnsville, which is '15 miles in a line following Yellow Creek bottom, from the Tennessee River, is 467 feet (r. R. Survey), which is five feet high er than the railroad where it crosses Yellow Creek one mi...
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e east, at which point the railroad track is six feet above the water surface n Yellow Creek, so that here the surface in Yellow Creek is 456 feet above sea-level (supposing there is no disagreement between the railroad and government surveys) giving a fall to the creek of practically six feet to the mile be'w-een the mouth and the cross ing of the Southern Railroad.The Birmingham branch of the I. C. Railroad crosses Yellow Creek at a point four miles south of Burnsville; at this crossing the railroad track (railroad survey) is 478 feet above sea-level. The track is. Six feet above the level of the creek surface, making the latter 472. Hence, between the railroad points of crossing (if their surveys coincide) the fall of Yellow Creek is four feet to the mile.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.