- Associated Press - Thursday, April 3, 2014

DENVER (AP) - A U.S. Senate bill that could free up more federal money for natural disaster recovery in Colorado is working its way through the Senate.

U.S. Sen. Mark Udall has introduced legislation that would change how the federal government distributes Emergency Watershed Protection program funds. Colorado has used the funds to repair watersheds damaged by wildfires and floods over the past two years.

According to the Fort Collins Coloradoan (http://tinyurl.com/k29tfgy ), the program is not consistently funded and currently depends on Congress’s annual budget for funding approval.

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Information from: Fort Collins Coloradoan, http://www.coloradoan.com

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