S. 2779 (111th): Upper Mississippi River Basin Protection Act

Nov 16, 2009 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Died (Referred to Committee)
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H.R. 3671 (same title)
Passed House — Mar 19, 2010

Amy Klobuchar
Senator from Minnesota
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Last Updated
Nov 16, 2009
10 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 3671 (identical)

Passed House
Last Action: Mar 19, 2010


This bill was introduced on November 16, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Nov 16, 2009
Referred to Committee Nov 16, 2009
Full Title

A bill to promote Department of the Interior efforts to provide a scientific basis for the management of sediment and nutrient loss in the Upper Mississippi River Basin, and for other purposes.


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1 cosponsors (1D) (show)

Senate Energy and Natural Resources

Water and Power

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Upper Mississippi River Basin Protection Act - Directs the Secretary of the Interior, acting through the United States Geological Survey (USGS), to establish a nutrient and sediment monitoring network for the Upper Mississippi River Basin.
Directs the Secretary to:
(1) establish guidelines for related data collection and storage activities;
(2) inventory the sediment and monitoring efforts of governmental and nongovernmental entities for the purpose of creating a baseline understanding of overlap, data gaps, and redundancies; and
(3) collaborate with other public and private monitoring efforts in establishing the monitoring program.Directs the National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences to conduct a water resources assessment of the Basin. Requires the Director of the USGS to establish:
(1) a computer modeling program of nutrient and sediment sources in the Basin; and
(2) an Internet-based system to distribute information about nutrient and sediment loss reduction projects and nutrient and sediment levels in the Upper Mississippi River and its tributaries.

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