Short- and Long-Term Solutions to Extreme Drought in the Western United States [June 14, 2022] [open pdf - 1MB]
From the Document: "Chairman Manchin, Ranking Member Barrasso, and Members of the committee, thank you for inviting the Congressional Research Service (CRS) to provide testimony on short and long-term solutions to extreme drought in the western United States. [...] My comments today will largely focus on drought not in any one specific location, but as a broader policy issue. I will start by providing background and context on drought in general, including abbreviated information on the status of the current drought in the western United States and prospects for future droughts. I will then provide a broad survey of federal drought policy and authorities, along with a summary of some current proposals for new and modified approaches to address drought"
CRS Report for Congress, TE10076
Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/