A federal agency is looking for $3 billion to help restore the U.S. Salt River Dam and restore the dam’s natural flow to allow fish and other wildlife to re-establish in a place where they once roamed.
The U.N. World Heritage Committee announced Monday that the U,S.
Army Corps of Engineers and the U.,S.
Bureau of Reclamation are each proposing a total of $3.3 billion in federal, state and local funds to restore and restore floodplain habitat in the Utah and Colorado Rivers.
The Corps is proposing $3,097 million in the federal flood protection program and $1.6 billion in the state flood protection programs.
The Bureau of the Reclamation is proposing a combined $1 billion for the two programs.
S, Salt River project timeline Timeline:The restoration effort began in 2008 and has been underway since 2009.
The Salt River has been in the news recently due to a string of high-profile flooding that swept through parts of Utah, Wyoming and Colorado last year, killing at least three people.
The government and some residents have expressed concern that the dam will not be fully restored by the time President Donald Trump takes office.
The restoration will take decades and requires more than $2 billion in funding.