Western States Water Council

A Voice for Water in the West 


House NR Subcommittee Hearing: Hybrid WOW Legislative Hearing

On May 12, the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife held a remote hearing on the following bills: (1) H.R. 3081 to make certain irrigation districts eligible for Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program pumping power, and for other purposes; (2) .H.R. 5880 to amend the White Mountain Apache Tribe Water Rights Quantification Act of 2010 to modify the enforceability date for certain provisions, and for other purposes; (3) H.R. 6238 to amend the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 to increase Tribal access to water conservation and efficiency grants, and for other purposes; (4) H.R. 6369 to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to construct, operate, and maintain facilities in the Sun River Project, Montana, for the purpose of hydroelectric power generation; (5) H.R. 7612 To advance desalination research and technological innovation, and for other purposes; (6) H.R. 7632 to provide access to reliable, clean, and drinkable water on Tribal lands, and for other purposes; and (7) H.R. 7633 to approve the settlement of water rights claims of the Hualapai Tribe and certain allottees in the State of Arizona, to authorize construction of a water project relating to those water rights claims, and for other purposes.

The WSWC submitted the following testimony supporting various provisions of the bills.

May 12 2022 WSWC Written Testimony House Water Oceans and Wildlife Subcommittee