Biden administration announces $343 million for tribal water resources, Colorado River conservation

Posted on AllSides April 7th, 2023
From The Center

The Biden administration announced on Thursday that it would be investing $343 million in enhancing tribal water resources and boosting conservation efforts across the Colorado River Basin.

More than two-thirds of that total — $233 million — will be heading to the Gila River Indian Community for water conservation projects, which will help ensure the stability and sustainability of the Colorado River for water users across the basin, according to the Interior Department.

The funds come from a $15.4 billion allocation from the bipartisan infrastructure law and Inflation Reduction Act, which...

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