By Sara Higgins
Deputy Director, Columbia Basin Development League 

Infrastructure, jobs act good for agriculture


Last updated 9/23/2021 at 10:10am

For the entire year, the Columbia Basin Development League has been pushing to ensure the White House infrastructure plan would include water infrastructure for agriculture. Drinking water infrastructure was a given, but funding for aging reservoirs, dams, canals, and pipes that deliver irrigation for crops was more elusive. So was funding for new infrastructure desperately needed by the Odessa Ground Water Replacement Program (OGWRP) that will replace water coming from a declining aquifer with reliable Columbia Basin Project water.

The same system that delivers irrigation water for crops...

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