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Agriculture, Rural Development, Food And Drug Administration, And Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010

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Location: Washington, DC

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Mr. KOHL. Mr. President, this program provides for cooperation between the Federal Government, State government agencies, and local organizations to prevent erosion, floodwater and sediment damages, and to further the conservation and proper utilization of lands in authorized watersheds.

This program helps communities prepare detailed watershed work plans for flood prevention projects in cooperation with soil conservation districts and other local sponsoring organizations.

Annual natural resource benefits include 90 million tons of soil saved from erosion; 47,000 miles of streams and stream corridors enhanced or protected; more than 1.8 million acre-feet of water conserved; nearly 280,000 acres of wetlands created, enhanced or restored; and over 9 million acres of upland wildlife habitat created, enhanced, or restored.

This is a very important program. I urge Senators to oppose this amendment.

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