South Dakota congressional delegation pushes water projects bill - KOTA Territory News

South Dakota congressional delegation pushes water projects bill

Posted:

South Dakota's congressional delegation is pressing House and Senate negotiators to keep a provision in a massive water projects bill that prevents the Army Corps of Engineers from charging some residents for use of water.

The House and Senate have both passed water projects bills this year. The two bills are now subject to House-Senate negotiations to merge them.

The Senate's version includes a provision pushed by South Dakota's delegation that prevents the Corps from restricting access to water in the Missouri River and stops the Corps from charging people who use water in Missouri River reservoirs in South Dakota, North Dakota and Montana, as it has proposed.

Sen. John Thune calls the Corps' proposal a ``power grab'' and will push to have the provision in the final bill.

Copyright 2013. The Associated Press

Powered by WorldNow

518 St. Joseph St.
Rapid City, SD 57701

Telephone: 605.342.2000
Fax: 605.342.7305

Couldn't find what you were looking for?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - WorldNow and KOTA. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.