US Senators Bennet and Udall are urging Congress to appropriate more funding for flood relief efforts #COflood

Evans Colorado September 2013 via
Evans Colorado September 2013 via

From the Northern Colorado Business Report (Steve Lynn):

U.S. Sens. Mark Udall and Michael Bennet are urging the Senate Committee on Appropriations to provide Emergency Watershed Protection funding following September flooding.

Officials in counties in Northern Colorado, including Weld and Larimer counties, have identified an estimated $216 million in watershed projects related to the flooding. Bennet and Udall asked committee members in a letter to direct additional funding to the Emergency Watershed Protection program, which has less than $25 million available nationally.

The funding is needed for tasks such as stabilizing river banks and rechanneling waterways, the senators wrote.

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