Salt Lake City, Utah
Released On: December 19, 2007
"These funds will provide much-needed relief to some of the areas most affected by the continuing drought," Johnson said. "We anticipate these new wells will minimize the potential for significant damages by keeping water flowing to these communities."
A total of $1.9 million will be dedicated to drilling four wells for New Mexico water associations; $1.7 million will be dedicated to drilling four wells for New Mexico Indian Pueblos through the Indian Health Service; $910,000 will be dedicated to drilling wells for the New Mexico cities of Carlsbad and Eunice; and $637,000 will be dedicated to drilling two Navajo Nation wells in Arizona.
Reclamation responds to drought emergencies using its authority under the Reclamation States Emergency Drought Relief Act of 1991. Funds were made available for these well projects under the Supplemental Appropriations Act signed on May 27, 2007.
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