The U.S. Senate this week approved $1.45 million in third-year funding for a non-point source pollution project being conducted by the Kansas Biological Survey at Kansas University.
Kansas Sen. Bob Dole's office announced the measure passed the Senate as part of the Department of Veterans Affairs, Housing and Urban Development and Independent Agencies appropriations bill.
The project, being administered by KU, Iowa State University and Nebraska University, seeks effective ways to reduce water pollution with the least disruption to the activities that cause the pollution most notably farming.
Researchers are studying farm runoff as part of the project.
About $1.25 million was awarded for the first year of the project and $1.5 million was awarded last year.
The bill that contains funding for the project now goes to a Senate-House conference committee, which must approve the measure before final passage in both houses.