Interior Invests in Southwest Wetlands for Drought Resilience

$25 million goes to projects to protect the Colorado River system and enhance habitat conservation.

The Department of the Interior has announced a $25 million investment from the Investing in America agenda to preserve and enhance resilience and drought mitigation in the Yuma East Wetlands and Topock Marsh in Arizona.

“We have historic new resources to safeguard western communities in the face of severe drought conditions, restore ecosystems and build a sustainable future,” said Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Water and Science Michael Brain. “Building on our significant milestones this year to protect the Colorado River System, we are continuing to bring every tool and resource to bear to protect the stability and sustainability of the Colorado River System and increase water efficiency across the West.”

Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Camille Calimlim Touton, joined by leaders from the Fort Yuma Quechan Indian Tribe, the city of Yuma, the Arizona Game and Fish Commission, and the Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area, announced the funding allocation at the Yuma East Wetlands.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Commissioner Touton to receive God’s direction as she heads the Bureau of Reclamation.
  • For discernment for PDAS Brain as he oversees the Interior’s Office of Water and Science.

Sources: Department of the Interior


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