During the last fiscal year the character of the work and the organization of the force remained substantially the same as described in the Twenty-sixth Annual Report. Accounts of the work performed in geology and paleontology, chemistry and physics, topography and geography, and hydrography, hydrology, and hydro-economics, as well as in the lines of publication and administration, will be found on later pages.
Appropriations and allotments.--A plan of operations, including an itemized statement of the appropriations, amounting to $1,513,482.30, and the allotments thereof, was approved by the Secretary of the Interior on May 15, 1905. The work of the year conformed to this plan, copies of which are on file at the Department and the Survey.
State cooperation.--Many of the States, following a well-established policy, cooperated with the National Survey in geologic, topographic, and hydrographic work; details are given on pages 12, 29, 72, and 74.