Interior Allocates Funding to Expand Western Water Storage

Secretary Haaland announces the investment of $152 million which is expected to add 1.7 million acre-feet of storage capacity.

The Department of the Interior (DOI) distributed $152 million to expand six water storage facilities in the western United States. This funding will add at least 1.7 million acre-feet to these six facilities, enough to provide water to an additional 6.8 million people per year. The funding will also be used to study the possibility of future water storage expansions once the additions are completed.

“In the wake of severe drought across the West, the Department is putting funding from President Biden’s Investing in America agenda to work to provide clean, reliable drinking water to families, farmers and Tribes throughout the West,” said Interior Secretary Deb Haaland. “Through the investments we’re announcing today, we will expedite essential water storage projects and provide increased water security to Western communities.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For wisdom for Secretary Haaland as she oversees water conservation projects.
  • For Interior Department officials as they work to mitigate the drought conditions being experienced in the western U.S.
  • For farmers, Native American tribes, and others who are struggling due to water shortages.

Sources: Department of the Interior


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