Stories & Media


  • Climate Change Research

    Incorporating information on long-term climate change and short-term climate variability into Reclamation's water resource management infrastructure and operations is critical. Climate change involves a shift in the envelope of climatic variations, usually measured over a span of several decades. Read More →

  • 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.

  • Reclamation and USFWS Announce the Availability of $2.1 Million in Grants to Help Imperiled Species

    The Bureau of Reclamation and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have announced the availability of approximately $2.1 million in grants to improve conditions for federally-imperiled species and their habitats impacted by the federal Central Valley Project. The CVP, owned and operated by Reclamation, is one of the world’s largest water storage and transport systems. The grants are funded by the Fiscal Year 2016 Central Valley Project Conservation Program and Central Valley Project Improvement Act Habitat Restoration Program. The CVPCP and CVPIA HRP have established 13 specific Priority Actions related to CVP-impacted species, their habitats and corresponding geographic areas. Read More →

  • Bureau of Reclamation Renews Agreement with C.A.S.T for Kids Foundation

    Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Estevan López has announced that Reclamation and the "Catch a Special Thrill" for Kids Foundation have signed a five-year cooperative agreement continuing to make outdoor recreational fishing opportunities accessible at Reclamation reservoirs for children with disabilities and children who experience disadvantages in their lives. Read More →

  • Weekly Video from Interior - This Week at Interior June 26, 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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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 Recreation.gov

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


Last Updated: 6/30/15