The FY22 Appropriations Bills signed into law on March 14 includes $21.914M for ongoing construction of the Lewis & Clark Regional Water System. “This is great news for Lewis & Clark and an increase from the $17.5 million approved in FY21! The $21.914 million was from the congressionally directed spending requests made by Senators John Thune, Amy Klobuchar, Mike Rounds and Tina Smith. Strong support for increased funding was also provided by Senators Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst, as well as Representatives Dusty Johnson, Randy Feenstra, Michelle Fischbach and the late Jim Hagedorn. We cannot thank these four senators enough for including Lewis & Clark in their congressional directed spending requests, as well as to the entire tristate congressional delegation for going to bat for us once again,” said Executive Director Troy Larson.