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Congressman Cole Announces Funds for Oklahoma Water and Energy Projects

June 25, 2004
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Cole announced today that the Energy and Water Appropriations legislation passed today in the House included over $17 million in projects for Oklahoma. The list of projects includes funds for a study at Arbuckle-Simpson Aquifer and construction at the Lawton Wastewater Rehabilitation Project. Congressman Cole voted for the Energy & Water Development Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2005 that passed 370-16.

"I am very pleased that these funds are included in the House version of this legislation. This is a responsible bill that includes funds for priority Oklahoma projects," Congressman Cole said. "I will continue working to make sure these funds are included in the final legislation."

Highlights in the Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act of 2005 for Oklahoma:

  • $690,000 from the Bureau of Reclamation for a study on improving management of Arbuckle-Simpson Aquifer. 
  • $214,000 for General Investigations at the Washita River Basin;
  • $1 million for Construction at the Lawton Wastewater Rehabilitation Project;
  • $946,000 for Operations and Maintenance at Waurika Lake;
  • $6,706,000 for Operations and Maintenance at Webers Falls Lock and Dam;
  • $7,715,000 for Operations and Maintenance at Denison Dam, Lake Texoma;

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