Summary: H.R.2823 — 98th Congress (1983-1984)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed House amended (10/01/1984)

(Measure passed House, amended)

Amends the Reclamation Project Authorization Act of 1972 to include among the purposes of the closed basin division, San Luis Valley project in Colorado: (1) the establishment of the Russell Lakes Waterfowl Management Area; and (2) the furnishing of a water supply for such area by purchasing the necessary lands and a partial water supply for the operation of the Blanca Wildlife Habitat area and the Alamosa National Wildlife Refuge. Repeals the establishment of the Mishak National Wildlife Refuge under such Act.

Requires that the Secretary of the Interior establish such project according to engineering plans as modified by the plans shown in the Fish and Wildlife Plan dated June 1982.

Provides that the maintenance of the Alamosa National Wildlife Refuge and the Blanca Wildlife Habitat Area shall be second on the priority list for the supply of water from the project. Prohibits the amount of project salvaged water delivered to the refuge and the habitat area from exceeding 5,300 acre-feet annually.

Permits private lands required for permanent project facilities, at the option of the United States, to be acquired by fee title.