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Bureau of Reclamation provides funding to Yakima Nation

Staff Report | July 28, 2023 6:37 PM

WASHINGTON D.C. — The Bureau of Reclamation announced Thursday in a news release that the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation will receive approximately $293,000 for hydrologic modeling to improve groundwater recharge and flood control activities in Toppenish Creek Watershed. 

According to the release, the money is part of a larger funding effort under the Native American Affairs Technical Assistance Program, which will provide $4 million to support Tribal water infrastructure development and technology projects for 11 tribes in the western states.

“Reclamation is honored to work with our Tribal partners in their investment of sustainable, long-term solutions to secure and manage water for their communities," said Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Camille Calimlim Touton. "This funding will help Tribal nations manage and develop their water resources within Tribal communities as they also seek to minimize the impacts of climate change.” 

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