Did you know that there are 16 separate federal “activities and programs” with some sort of jurisdiction over and responsibility for rural water? 18 for drought mitigation and response?
I did not. I mean, I had a general idea, but not in the sort of excruciating and incredibly useful detail as you can find in this Congressional Research Service report. I’ll be handing this out to students in the UNM Water Resources Program, it’s invaluable.
I know about it thanks to Brett Walton’s weekly Circle of Blue Federal Water Tap, an invaluable aid in my efforts to track US water policy. Every Monday (Tuesday this week because of the holiday). Subscribe here.