Program Funds Studies of Water Supplies and River Environments in Five Western Water Basins

According to a recent press release, the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Reclamation is providing $2.4 million in funding for comprehensive water studies in California, Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico and Oklahoma.

Funding for the studies comes through the Department of the Interior’s WaterSMART Basin Study Program.

“WaterSMART is a perfect example of the value of strong partnerships that bring Interior together with local water and conservation managers to create sustainable water supplies in the West,” Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar said. “Rivers are the lifeblood of our communities. As we work together to study these complex river basins, we can explore options to help guide water management and administration for the future and ensure the health of our vital ecosystems for coming generations.”

To read the entire press release, click here.