Las Vegas, Nev. – Today, U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) announced $2,432,220 in funding for Northern Nevada’s Marble Bluff Dam on Pyramid Lake and the Truckee River to help Nevada communities and Tribes improve water storage and build drought resiliency. These funds were allocated through the Department of Interior’s Bureau of Reclamation thanks to the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law that both Senators Cortez Masto and Rosen passed into law to upgrade our water delivery systems.
“I was proud to secure these federal dollars to ensure our communities and Tribes in Nevada have access to clean, reliable water, and I’ll continue fighting to combat the ongoing drought and make sure Nevada gets its fair share of resources to protect our water supply,” said Senator Cortez Masto.
“As our state continues to face extreme drought, it is critical that we keep taking steps to protect Nevada’s water infrastructure,” said Senator Rosen. “I’m proud to have helped secure this funding to ensure communities along the Truckee River and Tribes in Nevada have access to reliable, clean water.”
Senators Cortez Masto and Rosen have been leaders in the Senate working to combat drought. Cortez Masto fought to deliver $4 billion to combat drought in the states bordering the Colorado River in the Inflation Reduction Act that both her and Senator Rosen helped pass. Both Senators Cortez Masto and Rosen helped pass the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, which will continue to make a historic amount of funding available for water and wastewater infrastructure improvements across the country over the next five years. Cortez Masto also championed a $450 million competitive grant program for large-scale water recycling projects across the Western U.S.