Western Watershed Enhancement Partnership to be Announced
From the U.S. Department of the Interior:
“On Friday, July 19, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Senator Mark Udall will host an event at Horsetooth Reservoir in Fort Collins, Colo., to announce a federal, local and private partnership to reduce the risks of wildfire to Colorado’s water supply.
“Friday’s announcement will serve as the kickoff for the Western Watershed Enhancement Partnership, which is part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan that outlines a comprehensive approach to better prepare the United States for the impacts of climate change.
“Through the initiative, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service and the U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Reclamation will work together with water users to identify and mitigate risks of wildfire on Forest Service lands that threaten Bureau of Reclamation water supply, irrigation and hydroelectric facilities.”