Thursday May 23, 2024

Mirage News

The Department of the Interior today announced $81 million from President Biden’s Investing in America agenda for water conservation and drought resilience south of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta in California’s San Joaquin Valley.

Acting Deputy Secretary Laura Daniel-Davis, Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Water and Science Sarah Krakoff, and Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Camille Calimlim Touton joined federal and state leaders and Central Valley Project water agencies today at the Stewart Lee Udall building to announce the funding and sign a Memorandum of Understanding outlining a new long-term drought plan for the region.

Funding for today’s announcement comes from the Inflation Reduction Act – the largest climate investment in history – which includes $500 million for conservation efforts along with ecosystem and habitat restoration for basins outside the Colorado River Basin experiencing similar levels of long-term drought. The Biden-Harris administration has already invested $428 million in the San Joaquin Valley from the President’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

Read more >

Link copied successfully