Because drought directly impacts its ability to deliver water and fulfill its Federal mission, the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) is assisting stakeholders in building resiliency to drought and climate variability in the west. As the nation’s largest wholesale water provider, Reclamation provides financial and technical assistance to water management entities through the WaterSMART Drought Response Program for the development of Drought Contingency Plans (DCPs) to mitigate potential water-related impacts resulting from drought. The $400,000 Arbuckle-Simpson Aquifer DCP, one of 11 selected across the west in August 2015, has been enabled through matching funds from the Choctaw and Chickasaw Nations and Reclamation.

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