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Westerman Statement on U.S. Corps of Engineers Approval of Lake Ouachita Water Supply

May 3, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) issued the following statement Wednesday (May 3) in response to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ approval of the Lake Ouachita Water Supply:

"Since taking office in January 2015, I have worked with the U.S. Corps of Engineers to complete the Lake Ouachita Water Supply Storage Reallocation Report and Environmental Assessment. I am excited to see the relocation study completed and recommendations for a new water supply affirmed," Westerman said. "A long-term, sustainable water source for Hot Springs, all of Garland County, and the surrounding areas is essential for our region's health and economy. The completion of this study allows work to begin on a new water source that will supply the region for the foreseeable future."