>La Grande Observer | Union and Wallowa Counties' News Leader

La Grande, OR forecast
& Eastern Oregon University Valley Cam

http://tinyurl.com/n2723qt
Observer news NE Oregon Classifieds Web
web powered by Web Search Powered by Google

Follow LaGrandeObserver.com

Today's front page

Image of The Observer's Front Page

Get Home Delivery of The Observer for only $8.50 per month, $9.50 for motor routes. Just click here and after filling out one simple and secure online form you could be on your way to learning more information about local, state and world news.

manage your account »

Recent article comments

Powered by Disqus

Home arrow News arrow Local News arrow BILL SEEKS $32 MILLION FOR WALLOWA DAM WORK

BILL SEEKS $32 MILLION FOR WALLOWA DAM WORK

By The Observer

A bill introduced in Congress Thursday seeks to authorize $32 million in federal funds to rehabilitate the Wallowa Lake Dam and improve the management of the Wallowa River Basin.

Sen. Gordon Smith and Congressman Greg Walden, both Republicans, introduced the legislation for funding in the U.S., Senate and House of Representatives. The funds would be authorized for use by the Bureau of Reclamation, if approved.

The funding would implement the already identified goals of the Wallowa Valley Water Management Plan.

This bill is a balanced proposal to make improvements both to Wallowa Lake Dam and water management in the Wallowa River Basin, Walden said. It will benefit local agriculture, salmon recovery efforts, flood control, fish and wildlife habitat, and hydropower generation.

A federal investment in this project is vitally needed to repair structural deficiencies in the Wallowa Lake Dam, which prevent the lake from being filled to capacity. The hard-working people of Wallowa County need and deserve these improvements. Walden added.

The Smith-Walden legislation is being supported by the Associated Ditch Company, the Grande Ronde Model Watershed Program and the Nez Perce Tribe.

These improvements are desperately needed, and the community has much to gain with rehabilitation, Smith said.

 
blog comments powered by Disqus
News
Local / Sports / Business / State / National / Obituaries / Public Notices
Opinion
Editorials / Letters / Guest Columns / Columnists
Features
Outdoors / Ag / Spiritual / Go Magazine / Portraits
Classifieds
View all classifieds / Jobs / Autos / Real Estate / Rentals / Place an Ad
The Observer
About / Contact / Commercial Printing / Subscriptions / Terms of Use / Site Map
Also Online
Photo Reprints / Slideshows / Weather and Valley Cam / /index.php?option=com_rss&feed=RSS2.0&no_html=1">RSS Feed ?> RSS Feed

Follow La Grande Observer headlines on Follow La Grande Observer headlines on Twitter

© Copyright 2001 - 2014 Western Communications, Inc. All rights reserved. By Using this site you agree to our Terms of Use

LaGrandeObserver.com works best with the latest versions of Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer or Apple Safari