Water Resources Reform and Development Act

Still Trying to Fund Lock and Dam Upgrades

May 5, 2016

Congressmen Darin LaHood and Rodney Davis toured the Peoria Lock and Dam system Thursday. The duo was looking to gain some firsthand knowledge of the needs of the system ahead of the congressional negotiations to reauthorize the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA).


The 13th District Republican Congressman says the last authorization made significant progress identifying needs and he’s hopeful the next will mean further action, "and that means upgrading this facility.


President Obama has signed legislation into law that could help generate money for lock and dam improvements across the nation.