U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) and Jacky Rosen (D-NV) announced $20 million funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to help Southern Nevada combat drought and protect the Las Vegas Wash.
The Las Vegas Wash filters more than 200 million gallons of water into Lake Mead every day. This funding will help the Southern Nevada Water Authority enhance wetlands within the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, improve regional water quality, and protect endangered species in the Las Vegas Wash.
Earlier this year, U.S. Department of Interior launched a $450 million large-scale water recycling program as part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to combat drought and protect the water supply in Nevada and other western states.