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Hickenlooper Celebrates $21 Million in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Funding for Colorado River Basin Fish Recovery

May 9, 2024

Funding Builds on Hickenlooper’s Senate Leadership to Reauthorize Fish Recovery Programs

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator John Hickenlooper applauded the Bureau of Reclamation’s announcement of $21 million dollars in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding for endangered species recovery and conservation throughout the Colorado River Basin. The funding will support a number of projects, including efforts to recover four threatened and endangered fish native to the Upper Colorado River and San Juan River Basins.

“Protecting native fish is essential to maintaining our rivers,” said Hickenlooper. “These fish recovery programs are a swimaway success in Colorado, and our Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is building on that momentum across the West.” 

Hickenlooper was part of the bipartisan group of 22 senators who negotiated and wrote the $1.2 trillion infrastructure law, which includes $8.3 billion for Western water. Hickenlooper – along with Senator Mitt Romney, leads the Senate effort to reauthorize the Upper Colorado River Endangered Fish Recovery and San Juan River Basin Recovery Implementation programs, both of which received significant funding through this announcement. 

The Bureau of Reclamation’s announcement includes: 

More information is available HERE. 


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