DOI Awards $242 Million for Western Water Storage

The investment is expected to add enough capacity to support 6.4 million people for a year.

The Department of the Interior (DOI) awarded $242 million to five water storage projects last week, the latest round of funding distributed by the Bureau of Reclamation. The construction of these five projects, located in Arizona, California, Colorado, and Washington, is expected to add 1.6 million acre-feet of water storage to their surrounding communities. This is enough water to support approximately 6.4 million people for one year.

“In the wake of severe drought across the West, the Interior 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 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 discernment for Secretary Haaland as she heads the Interior Department.
  • For U.S. reclamation officials to be prudent in their water project investments.

Sources: Department of the Interior


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