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Lewis And Clark Water Pipeline Picks Up Additional Funding

TEA, S.D. (AP) — A pipeline that will deliver Missouri River water to towns and rural water systems in South Dakota, Iowa and Minnesota has picked up more funding from Washington.

The Lewis and Clark Regional Water System will receive an extra $6.6 million from Bureau of Reclamation, in addition to the original $2.4 million budgeted for this year.

Executive director Troy Larson says that $9 million will help the project award another contract.

He says senators and representatives from the three states helped secure the extra funding.

Larson says the water system is 65 percent done and is delivering water to 11 of its 20 members.