UMRBA FY 2025 Energy and Water Appropriations Priorities

April 4, 2024

UMRBA submitted letters to the House and Senate Appropriations Committees regarding its FY 2024 funding priorities.  This includes:

  • $50 million for the Navigation and Ecosystem Sustainability Program (NESP)
  • $55 million for the Upper Mississippi River Restoration (UMRR) Program
  • $1.853 million to renew flow frequency probabilities and water surface profiles on the Upper Mississippi River System 
  • Full utilization of the Inland Waterways Trust Fund to support inland navigation new construction and major rehabilitation projects
  • Full capability for operations and maintenance of the Upper Mississippi River System 9-foot navigation channel