• Reclamation provides 1 of 5 Western farmers with irrigation water for 10 million farmland acres that produce 60 percent of the nation's vegetables and one quarter of its fresh fruit and nut crops.
  • Reclamation is the second largest hydropower producer in the United States and operates 53 hydroelectric power plants that annually produces, on average, 40 billion kilowatt-hours for the past 10 years.
  • Reclamation delivers 10 trillion gallons of water annually to more than 31 million people.
  • Reclamation and its partners manage 289 recreation sites that have 90 million visits annually. Reclamation’s management and recreation activities contribute $46 billion in economic output and support about 312,000 jobs.
Reclamation provides 1 out of 5  Western farmers with irrigation water for 10 million farmland acres that produce 60 percent of the nation's vegetables and one quarter of its fresh fruit and nut crops.1 Reclamation is the second largest producer of hydropower in the United States and operates 53 hydroelectric powerplants that annually produces, on average, 40 billion kilowatt-hours for the last 10 years.2 Reclamation delivers 10 trillion gallons of water to more than 31 million people each year.3 Manages, with partners, 289 recreation sites that have 90 million visits annually. Reclamation’s management and recreation activities contribute $46 billion in economic output, and support about 312,000 jobs.4
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Photo of Desalination Prize Competition and Winners.
Three Teams Take Top Honors in Desal Prize At the Bureau of Reclamation's Brackish Groundwater National Desalination Research Facility - The Bureau of Reclamation and the U.S. Agency for International Development have announced the April 9 to 11 Desal Prize winners—Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)/Jain Irrigation Systems (pictured above) , University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) Center for Inland Desalination System, and Green Desal. Five finalist innovator teams had competed for $200,000 in prize funds in head-to-head demonstrations at Reclamation’s Brackish Groundwater National Desalination Research Facility in Alamogordo. However, only the top three teams will receive grant funds totaling $400,000 to implement pilot projects in late summer or early fall with small-holder rural farmers in a USAID mission region. More....

Livestream Reclamation Stakeholders Briefing - The Bureau of Reclamation held a Stakeholders Meeting on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 from 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM (Mountain) at the Great Plains Regional Office, located at 2021 4th Avenue North, Billings, MT, 59101. The event was broadcast through Livestream and a video of the briefing is now available on our website at www.usbr.gov/live/. You may still submit questions or comments regarding the briefing t to reclamationinfo@usbr.gov



Commissioner López Celebrates 10th Anniversary of the Lower Colorado River Multi-Species Conservation Program - Established in 2005 as a 50-year program with equal Federal and non-Federal funding, the LCR MSCP was created to balance the use of Colorado River water resources with conservation of native species and their habitats. The program is managed by Reclamation’s Lower Colorado Region in collaboration with a Steering Committee representing 57 partner and stakeholder groups. More...

Photo of Yellowtail Afterbay Dam. Interior Department Announces Plans to Partner with Crow Tribe on Yellowtail Afterbay Hydropower - The Department of the Interior, in partnership with the Crow Tribe, will enter into an agreement for hydropower development on the Yellowtail Afterbay Dam, downstream of Yellowtail Dam and Powerplant, on the Bighorn River near Fort Smith, Montana. More...

Weekly Video from Interior - This Week at Interior, April 24, 2015. 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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