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Public Law No: 106-499 (11/09/2000)

 
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Public Law 106-499
106th Congress

                                 An Act


 
    To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a study to 
 investigate opportunities to better manage the water resources in the 
  Salmon Creek watershed of the Upper Columbia River. <<NOTE: Nov. 9, 
                          2000 -  [S. 2951]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SALMON CREEK WATERSHED, WASHINGTON, WATER MANAGEMENT 
                            STUDY.

    (a) In General.--The Secretary of the Interior may conduct a study 
to investigate the opportunities to better manage the water resources in 
the Salmon Creek Watershed, a tributary to the Upper Columbia River 
system, Okanagoan County, Washington, so as to restore and enhance 
fishery resources (especially the endangered Upper Columbia Spring 
Chinook and Steelhead), while maintaining or improving the availability 
of water supplies for irrigation practices vital to the economic well-
being of the county.
    (b) Purpose.--The purpose of the study under subsection (a) shall be 
to derive the benefits of and further the objectives of the 
comprehensive, independent study commissioned by the Confederated Tribes 
of the Colville Reservation and the Okanagoan Irrigation District, which 
provides a credible basis for pursuing a course of action to 
simultaneously achieve fish restoration and improved irrigation 
conservation and efficiency.
    (c) Cost Share.--The Federal Government's cost share for the 
feasibility study shall not exceed 50 percent.

    Approved November 9, 2000.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--S. 2951:
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SENATE REPORTS: No. 106-431 (Comm. on Energy and Natural Resources).
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 146 (2000):
            Oct. 13, considered and passed Senate.
            Oct. 23, considered and passed House.

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