Water infrastructure bill passed through Congress will have direct impact on Wyoming

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WASHINGTON (Gray DC) -- Congress is ponying up big money for infrastructure in the Cowboy State. Led by Senator John Barrasso (R-WY), the U.S. Senate sent a water infrastructure package to the president and it includes a laundry list of projects for Wyoming.

The bill will invest $6.9 billion over the next ten years in a range of projects covering everything from rivers and lakes to dams and ports. Most notably for Wyoming, it calls for increased water storage at the Fontenelle Reservoir, would invest in flood prevention in the Snake River Basin, and provide cash to protecting Goose Creek ecosystems.

Barrasso says he had a lot of local help in crafting what he calls the biggest infrastructure victory of this Congress.

“We did it with both parties working closely together because we know how important it is for communities all across the country,” said Barrasso.

Barrasso’s legislation passed through the Senate in a 99 to one vote. The legislation is awaiting the president’s signature.

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