From Targeted News Service (Ramesh Negi):
The U.S. Interior Department’s Bureau of Reclamation, Great Plains Region, has announced it intends to award a grant to Colorado State University to study water quality in Colorado’s Lower Arkansas River Valley. The estimated total program funding available was cited as $250,000, although no specific amount for this award was indicated by the agency. A grant notice from the Bureau of Reclamation – Great Plains Region states: “The public benefits to be derived from this Agreement are to improve water quality, fish and wildlife habitat and conservation efforts on the Arkansas River. The Lower Arkansas River Valley currently experiencing the ill effects of shallow ground water tables, excessive salt buildup, and high selenium concentrations, both on the land and in the larger river ecosystem.”
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