Farm bill provides $262m for dam rehabilitation

Farm bill provides $262m for dam rehabilitation

FROM the 1940s through the 1970s, local communities using Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) assistance constructed more than 11,800 dams in 47 states.

As designated in the 2014 farm bill, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced $262 million to provide rehabilitation assistance for 150 dams in 26 states.

Funds will be used for planning, design or construction. Also, 500 dam sites will be assessed for safety t

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