Western Governors voice support for elements of the Water Resources Development Act of 2022

In a letter to Congress, Western Governors voiced their support for provisions in the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2022 and provided policy recommendations that reflect the priorities of the Western Governors’ Association (WGA). The letter of June 30, signed by WGA Chair, Idaho Gov. Brad Little, and WGA Vice-Chair, Colorado Gov. Jared Polis, specifically called attention to the Act’s establishment of a Western Water Cooperative Committee, its investment in recreation areas, and the increase in funding it provides to states for technical and planning assistance related to water management. “Given the utmost importance of water to the western United States, Western Governors applaud congressional action on the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2022,” the letter read. “As efforts to negotiate the final version of WRDA 2022 get underway, Western Governors urge the conference committee to consider these recommendations and work to protect state interests and authority.” Read, download the letter for more details.

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