UMRBA WRDA 2022 Reconciliation Letter

July 13, 2022

UMRBA offers to Congress its five member states’ perspectives on the 2022 Water Resources Development Act as Congress prepares to reconcile the Senate EPW Committee and House versions.  In particular, the states call for:

  • Reform of the Corps' project partnership agreements
  • Increase the Upper Mississippi River Restoration program's annual authorized appropriation
  • Utilize the Corps' existing authorities to implement water level management on the Upper Mississippi River System
  • Authorize a routine hydraulic evaluation of flow frequency probabilities and water surface profiles on the Upper Mississippi River System
  • Permanently adjust the cost share of inland waterway construction and major rehabilitation projects to 25 percent from the Inland Waterway Trust Fund and 75 percent from the general Treasury