Congress OKs Bill That Includes $20 Million For Defense Against Invasive Mussels In Columbia Basin

The U.S. House of Representatives approved last week the Water Resources Development Act of 2016, a $5 billion measure that authorizes spending on the nation’s water infrastructure. The bill authorizes up to $20 million to be administered by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to match state spending for watercraft inspection stations protecting the Columbia River Basin, including those in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana, from aquatic invasive species.

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