Feds Finalizing $250 Million in Water-Saving Measures To Help Drought-Stricken Lake Mead
$250 million in water-saving deals is being finalized by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, which is to preserve up to 10 feet of Lake Mead’s surface levels this year.
According to USA Today, the $250 million announced Friday is part of a $4 billion drought-relief fund that Sen. Mark Kelly, D-Arizona, helped secure in last year’s Inflation Reduction Act. The first set of agreements is intended as a short-term fix to arrest the reservoir’s immediate decline, he said. Much more is needed for future years.