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S.1771: Crooked River Collaborative Water Security Act of 2013

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about water resources development
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Sponsor Jeff Merkley, D-Ore.
Total Cosponsors 1 (All Democrats)
Introduced Nov. 21, 2013
Latest Major Action July 31, 2014
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Bill Summary

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.)

Crooked River Collaborative Water Security Act of 2013 - (Sec. 2) Amends the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to modify the boundary of the Crooked River, Oregon. Requires an applicant, in any application submitted to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) relating to hydropower development at Bowman Dam (including turbines and appurtenant facilities), to: (1) analyze any impacts to the scenic, recreational, and fishery resource values of the Crooked River that may be caused by development; (2) propose mitigation for such impacts; and (3) propose measures to ensure that any associated access facilities shall not impede the free-flowing nature of the River below the Dam.

(Sec. 3) Requires 5,100 acre-feet of water to be released annually from the Crooked River federal reclamation project in Oregon to serve as mitigation for the...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
July 31, 2014 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 512.
July 31, 2014 Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Reported by Senator Landrieu without amendment. With written report No. 113-225.
June 18, 2014 Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
Feb. 27, 2014 Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Senate Subcommittee on Water and Power. Hearings held. With printed Hearing: S.Hrg. 113-284.
Nov. 21, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. (text of measure as introduced: CR S8462-8464)