PODCAST: Western Water Challenges: Collaboration & Leadership from Washington State


Welcome back to Season 2 of A Voice for Rural America! In this episode, Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04) is joined by U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Camille Touton, Kennewick Irrigation District Manager Chuck Freeman, and Greater Wenatchee Irrigation District Manager Craig Gyselinck to discuss the challenges and opportunities stemming from federal water infrastructure in Washington state and across the West.

The Bureau of Reclamation oversees the majority of water infrastructure throughout the arid West, and much of it is in desperate need of repairs or maintenance. The group discusses the different tools available to local irrigation districts, such as title transfers, and how they are working together to meet the needs of water users throughout the region.

Source: https://www.kid.org/2022/01/podcast-western-water-challenges/