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House passes Water Resources Development Act

December 9th, 2016 / By: / Industry News, News

The U.S. House passed the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), also known as the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act (WIIN). The bill approves critical funding improvements and upkeeps for our nation’s waterways and harbors and includes ecosystem, dredging, flood control, and navigation programs. The WRDA will now be up for consideration in the Senate.

The WRDA contains a provision allowing for transfer of additional water from Northern California to the Central Valley, critical to California fisheries, which has been a source of disagreement amongst lawmakers and is opposed by some Senate Democrats.