U.S. Department of the Interior Announces $210 Million for Drought Resilience Projects in the West

December 2022

Environmental, Energy & Climate Change Law and Regulation Reporter, Volume 3, Number 3

On October 17, 2022, the United States Department of the Interior announced that $210 million from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will be allocated to drought resilience projects in the West. The funding is aimed at bringing clean drinking water to western communities through various water storage and conveyance projects. These projects are anticipated to add 1.7 million acre-feet of storage capacity to the West, which can support around 6.8 million people for an entire year. In addition to these projects, the allocation will fund two feasibility studies on advancing more water storage capacities.

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