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Lewis And Clark Pipeline Behind Schedule

Argus Leader

President Obama's budget released on Tuesday (3/4) includes less than $2.5 million for the Lewis and Clark pipeline. The announcement came just as the state's Congressional delegation announced the project will receive an additional $5.2 million in funding, bringing the total funding to $8.4 million for Fiscal Year 2014. It's still a fraction of what the Lewis and Clark Regional Water System needs to finish construction and provide water to all of its members. The pipeline is 65 percent complete and is six years behind schedule. Troy Larson, executive director of the Lewis and Clark Rural Water System, calls the proposed appropriation in the President's 2015 budget a complete travesty. He joined Dakota Midday to discuss the Lewis and Clark pipeline.