Federal drought funding includes $40 million to ‘stabilize’ Lake Mead water
A federal plan to spend $210 million on water conservation programs includes $40 million for “conserving 500,000+ acre-feet of water over the next two years to stabilize the decline of Lake Mead.” The plan also includes $10 million for efforts to suppress wildfires in the West. … U.S. Sen. Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) was an original co-sponsor of the Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan Authorization Act, which was signed into law in 2019.
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