Commitment to Address Climate Change Issues Highlighted in Reclamation Climate Adaptation Strategy - Bureau of Reclamation's Principal Deputy Commissioner Estevan López has released the Climate Change Adaptation Strategy for Reclamation. In line with President Obama's Climate Action Plan, the strategy provides a framework in which Reclamation managers can develop and adopt innovative solutions that provide a more reliable water supply in a changing climate. More... | Read the Report
WaterSMART Grants Available - Two types of WaterSMART grants are now available from Reclamation. These grants include funding to Conserve Water and Improve Energy Efficiency and for Title XVI Water Reclamation and Reuse Projects. Click on the linked titles for more information or visit our newsroom.
Reclamation Transfers Ownership of the Provo River Aqueduct - During a late morning signing ceremony on Friday, October 31, 2014, the Bureau of Reclamation, acting under the provisions of the Provo River Project Transfer Act, transferred ownership of the Provo River Aqueduct to the Provo River Water Users Association. The piping of the Provo Reservoir Canal is a notable achievement, improving water delivery, water conservation, public safety, recreation, and the environment for decades to come. More...
Dille Diversion Dam Bridge Placement - In September 2013, the Big Thompson River flooded along with most of the South Platte River Basin in northern Colorado. During the flood, the Big Thompson Canyon was severely impacted, including Reclamation’s Dille Diversion Dam near the mouth of the canyon. Colorado Department of Transportation has since rebuilt the highway. Reclamation has spent the past year clearing the diversion dam of debris, running a temporary source of power to the facility, and designing repairs. Before any of the repair work can begin, the new bridge had to be installed. That milestone was accomplished on October 22, 2014. The new bridge, which provides access across the 90-foot long crest of the dam, weighs approximately 9500 lbs and replaces the temporary bridge that will soon be removed.
Weekly Video from Interior - This Week at Interior for November 21, 2014. A new video will be posted each week from the Department of the Interior featuring activities of the Department and it's bureaus. Click the video above to play or go to the DOI YouTube Site.
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