Interior Department Announces New Water Preservation Program

$4 billion in funding will be invested in Colorado River conservation.

The Department of the Interior announced a new program last week that provides conservation funding for the Colorado River System. The Lower Colorado River Basin System Conservation and Efficiency Program is being managed by the Bureau of Reclamation. $4 billion in funding will be invested to help prevent drought from impacting the vulnerable water system further.

“The prolonged drought afflicting the West is one of the most significant challenges facing our country. I have seen firsthand how climate change is exacerbating the drought crisis and putting pressure on the communities who live across Western landscapes,” said Secretary Deb Haaland. She also reiterated the department’s commitment to providing every resource available to address the issue.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For U.S. conservation officials as they focus on methods to restore the Colorado River levels.
  • For Secretary Haaland to seek God’s guidance as she oversees the agencies within the Interior Department.
  • For Commissioner Touton to be discerning as she heads the Bureau of Reclamation.

Sources: Department of the Interior


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