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Colorado River Basin to receive much of Western water infrastructure money

The sun rises over the low lake level, the result of a six-year drought that has dramatically dropped the level of the reservoir, in Llewellyn Gulch canyon on March 28, 2007 near Page, Arizona. Lake Powell and the next biggest Colorado River reservoir, the nearly 100-year-old Lake Mead, are at the lowest levels ever recorded. (David McNew/Getty Images)
The sun rises over the low lake level, the result of a six-year drought that has dramatically dropped the level of the reservoir, in Llewellyn Gulch canyon on March 28, 2007 near Page, Arizona. Lake Powell and the next biggest Colorado River reservoir, the nearly 100-year-old Lake Mead, are at the lowest levels ever recorded. (David McNew/Getty Images)

KUNC Colorado River Basin reporter Alex Hager joins Here & Now‘s Scott Tong to discuss how an estimated $8.3 billion dollars in federal infrastructure money earmarked for Western water infrastructure might be spent.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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