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      senate Committees
      Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
      Water and Power
  • The house Passed June 2nd, 2009
    Passed by Voice Vote
      house Committees
      House Committee on Natural Resources
      Water and Power
    IntroducedMarch 9th, 2009

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Title

Lower Rio Grande Valley Water Resources Conservation and Improvement Act of 2009

Official Title

To amend the Lower Rio Grande Valley Water Resources Conservation and Improvement Act of 2000 to authorize additional projects and activities under that Act, and for other purposes.

Summary

Lower Rio Grande Valley Water Resources Conservation and Improvement Act of 2009 - Amends the Lower Rio Grande Valley Water Resources Conservation and Improvement Act of 2000 to authorize specified additional projects, including projects for water conservation and improvement in Cameron, Hidalgo, Willacy, Hudspeth, and El Paso counties, Texas. Permits each project that the Secretary of the Interior, acting through the Commissioner of the Bureau of Reclamation, conducts or participates in to include: (1) the replacement of irrigation canals and lateral canals with buried pipelines; (2) the impervious lining of irrigation canals and lateral canals; (3) the installation of water level, flow measurement, pump control, and telemetry systems; (4) the renovation and replacement of pumping plants; and (5) other activities that will result in water conservation or an improved water supply. Authorizes the Secretary to transfer among projects up to 10% of amounts made available for such additional projects. Authorizes appropriations for such additional projects.

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