Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) celebrated the awarding of $600,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to support efforts to better conserve water resources and implement drought resilience measures in Lyon County.
“Fresh water is one of the most important and scarce resources on the planet. I’m so grateful to see the Walker River Irrigation District receive funding through the WaterSMART Initiative program to help Nevada’s farmers and ranchers better conserve our water supply. I’m committed to ensuring we use our natural resources responsibly and will continue fighting for funding that helps strengthen our state.”