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Fifty-ninth annual report of the Director of the Geological Survey

January 1, 1938

Basically important in the general program of conservation and development were the results of the Geological Survey's work during the fiscal year 1938. Investigations of the Nation's mineral and water supplies were conducted with all possible vigor and dispatch, thousands of square miles were surveyed for topographic maps, and technical supervision was given to prospecting, mining, and producing operations on public and Indian lands. This work was accomplished through the use of the regularly appropriated funds, the co-operative funds from States, counties, and municipalities, the funds transferred from other departments of the Government for types of work within the Survey's field, and the emergency funds derived chiefly from the Public Works Administration and devoted largely to mapping of various types and to studies of floods. The aggregate expenditures amounted to $5,248,000, which was 265,000 less than the amount expended during the preceding year.

Citation Information

Publication Year 1938
Title Fifty-ninth annual report of the Director of the Geological Survey
DOI 10.3133/ar59
Authors Walter Curran Mendenhall
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Annual Report
Series Number 59
Index ID ar59
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization