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PP13. GAUGING WATERS OF THE COLUMBIA RIVER FROM ASTORIA TO THE BAR. The act of August 2, 1882, is the first appropriation for this work. A self-registering gauge was set up at Astoria in February, and has been operated since, and record of report of pilots made, to test value of gauge record, as an indicator of bar condition, by a comparison of a large number of observations. The amount estimated for, $3,000, is for water-gauges on the Columbia River and principal tributaries. Money statement. Amount appropriated by act passed August 2, 1882 $500 00 July 1, 1883, amount expended during fiscal year 451 48 July1, 1883, amount available 48 52 Amount that can be profitably expended in fiscal year ending June 30, 1885- 3, 000 00 [unrelated material omitted]

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