H. Rept. 115-567 1 (2018-02-16)

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                   115TH CONGRESS                                    REPORT
                     2d Session    HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES          115-567





                     ENDANGERED FISH RECOVERY PROGRAMS EXTENSION
                                           ACT OF 2017


                   FEBRUARY 16, 2018.-Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State
                                   of the Union and ordered to be printed


                    Mr. BISHOP of Utah, from the Committee on Natural Resources,
                                      submitted the following


                                         REPORT

                                         [To accompany H.R. 4465]

                            [Including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office]
                    The Committee on Natural Resources, to whom was referred the
                  bill (H.R. 4465) to maintain annual base funding for the Upper Col-
                  orado and San Juan fish recovery programs through fiscal year
                  2023, to require a report on the implementation of those programs,
                  and for other purposes, having considered the same, report favor-
                  ably thereon without amendment and recommend that the bill do
                  pass.
                                       PURPOSE OF THE BILL
                    The purpose of H.R. 4465 is to maintain annual base funding for
                  the Upper Colorado and San Juan fish recovery programs through
                  fiscal year 2023, and to require a report on the implementation of
                  those programs.
                              BACKGROUND AND NEED FOR LEGISLATION
                    The Upper Colorado and San Juan River Basins provide key
                    sources of water in the western United States. The Bureau of Rec-
                  lamation has constructed numerous water and power projects to
                  store and use the water for irrigation, drinking water, hydropower
                  and flood control purposes, and to benefit recreation and fish and
                  wildlife in the western United States. Projects include the Colorado
                  River Storage Project's (CRSP) Flaming Gorge Unit, which can
                  store over 3.5 million acre feet of water (one acre foot is 325,851
                  gallons) and can generate over 150 megawatts of power (one mega-
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