The Bureau of Reclamation’s $4 billion drought question
The unveiling of the Inflation Reduction Act lit a fuse in Washington, just before the lazy days of the August recess… The House is expected to vote on the bill on Friday. With its drought provisions, the bill focuses attention on the Bureau of Reclamation…. The $4 billion dollars in the Inflation Reduction Act is more than double its annual budget. It’s certainly a large chunk of money, said Jennifer Gimbel, senior water policy scholar at the Colorado Water Institute at Colorado State University. But it is “a drop in the bucket for what is needed” to address a growing aridity that now covers more than 70 percent of the West in some stage of drought.
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