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Alberta, Aug 5 (Canadian-Media): Almost $1.1 million has been granted to the Lethbridge Northern Irrigation District by Alberta government as part of the province’s $10-million Irrigation Rehabilitation Program, media reports said.
Irrigation Rehabilitation Program. Image credit: Twitter handle
This funding will ensure the improvement of province’s water infrastructure in the irrigation districts and agricultural operations, municipal use, recreation, wildlife and habitat enhancement.
“Irrigation infrastructure is critical to economic stability in southern Alberta. This grant will increase great-producing irrigated farmland by conserving water and increasing water efficiency through pipelines. We were elected to deliver on jobs, the economy and pipelines and this project supports all three,” said Devin Dreeshen, Alberta's Minister of Agriculture and Forestry in a new release.
Started in 1969, the Irrigation Rehabilitation Program provides cost-shared funds to rehabilitate irrigation infrastructure, with Alberta government contributing 75 percent of the cost while 25 percent of the cost is contributed by the district.