Stories & Media

  • C.A.S.T. For Kids Events

    C.A.S.T. for Kids teams up sponsors and anglers with special-needs children for a day of fishing enjoyment. Disabled and disadvantaged children 5 to16 years of age may participate in this fun and educational annual activity free of charge. The weekend of October 3rd, Reclamation and other sponsors held events at Lake Mead and Lake Powell. Read More  →

  • The Electric Project: The Minidoka Dam and Powerplant

    The Electric Project: The Minidoka Dam and Powerplant, is a new "Teaching with Historic Places" online lesson plan developed by the National Park Service and the Bureau of Reclamation to help educators teach children how harnessing the power of water transformed the West. The curriculum provides information about how the Bureau of Reclamation harnessed the raw power of rivers to provide water and electricity to thousands of Western homesteads and towns in the early 1900s Read More →

  • David Palumbo Named Bureau of Reclamation's Deputy Commissioner for Operations

    Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Estevan López has announced that David Palumbo is the new Deputy Commissioner for Operations. He will oversee operations in Reclamation's five regions, the Native American and International Affairs Office, the Technical Service Center, Hydropower Office and Dam Safety Officer/Design, Estimating, Construction office. "Water delivery and power generation are fundamental to what the Bureau of Reclamation does," López said. "Dave's federal government and private industry experience working on water, power and environmental projects are great assets as we work to meet future water and power demands in the western United States." Read More →

  • National Public Lands Day

    National Public Lands Day was celebrated on Oct 2nd at Lake Berryessa. In addition, the Lake Berryessa's Every Kid in a Park program kicked off. Volunteers planted native trees and distributed mulch at the Oak Shores Day Use Area to create a shady grove for future generations to enjoy. Students in 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th grades from Pope Valley elementary and college students from the biology department of Pacific Union College joined Lake Berryessa Park Rangers in Planting cottonwoods, sycamores, and a valley at Acorn Beach in the Oak Shores Day Use Area. Read More →


  • Prize Challenge: Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration

    Protecting and restoring aquatic and riparian environments is vital to ensuring the Bureau of Reclamation watersheds are healthy and able to continue providing the water supplies that can meet the multitude of competing uses of water in the arid western United States. Environmental and water resource managers face many difficult technical and operational challenges in their efforts to accomplish this outcome. Prize Challenge Competitions enable federal agencies like Reclamation to challenge the public and private sectors to help find breakthrough solutions to some of these difficult problems. Read More →


Projects & Places

Recreation & Public Use

Reclamation Recreation Map Reclamation Land Use

The public may apply to use Reclamation land, facilities, and waterbodies, and may engage in the use only after proper authorization is received from Reclamation. Use authorizations are not required for permitted public recreational use of recreation areas and facilities open to the public. Read More →

Reclamation Recreation Map Reclamation Recreation Website

Reclamation projects have created a variety of recreation opportunities on the rivers downstream from the dams, including world class whitewater rafting and fishing opportunities. Read More →

Reclamation Recreation Map helps you discover and book trips at Reclamation facilities and at all of America's public places. Read More →

New Web Template New Web Design

On July 1, 2015, Reclamation began implementation of a new web design for it's external internet websites. The new design utilizes a responsive layout to make the Bureau's web pages more user friendly on mobile devices. The thousands of existing Reclamation web pages will be converted over the coming months. During the interim period, you may find pages in the previous format. We appreciate your patience as we complete this process.

Statement of Project Construction Cost and Repayment Statements Are Available from Reclamation

Reclamation has been accumulating construction cost and repayment data since the first reimbursable project began and created the Statement of Project Construction Cost and Repayment (SPCCR) to capture cost and repayment data by project, for internal use only. However, these are now available by request. Read More →

Last Updated: 10/5/15