• 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 Secretary Jewell Announces $50 Million to Help Conserve Water in Drought-Stricken WestSecretary Jewell Announces $50 Million to Help Conserve Water in Drought-Stricken West - As part of the Obama Administration's continued effort to bring relief to western communities suffering from the historic drought, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell has announced that Interior's Bureau of Reclamation will invest nearly $50 million to improve water efficiency and conservation in California and 11 other western states. More...


Photo of Minidoka Dam Powerplant.Reclamation Awards $5.86 Million Contract for Turbine Overhaul at Minidoka Dam - The Bureau of Reclamation awarded a $5.86 million contract May 11 to Alstom Power, Inc., a business based in Littleton, Colorado, to perform turbine overhauls on the Allen E. Inman Powerplant at Minidoka Dam. The two turbines to be serviced have been in operation since 1997. Work could begin as early as Sept. 1 of this year and is scheduled to be completed by April 2017. In addition to worn parts being replaced, work will include the installation of new digital governors. More...


David Murillo with Secretary Sally Jewell.Mid-Pacific Regional Director Receives Highest Honor during Public Service Recognition Week - Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today awarded Mid-Pacific Regional Director David Murillo with the Distinguished Service Award, the highest honor of the Department of the Interior, for his leadership on water, power and environmental issues. Murillo oversees the Mid-Pacific Region's 11 water projects, including the Central Valley Project, in an area encompassing the northern two-thirds of California, most of western Nevada and part of southern Oregon. More...


Bureau of Reclamation Releases Two Funding Opportunity Announcements to Promote Drought Contingency Planning and Resiliency Projects (May 11, 2015) - The Bureau of Reclamation released two funding opportunity announcements today under its new Drought Response Program, to help water users develop drought contingency plans and build long-term drought resiliency. Funding opportunities are allocated through a competitive process. (More...)


Weekly Video from Interior - This Week at Interior, May 22, 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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