Stories & Media


  • The Knowledge Stream, Fall 2015: Invasive Mussels Issue

    The Fall 2015 issue of The Knowledge Stream (PDF, 6.7 MB) focuses on research and science updates, including Reclamation's first water prize competition—New Concepts for Remote Fish Detection. This edition spotlights research on invasive quagga and zebra mussels monitoring, early detection, and control, which is one of the Science and Technology Program’s priority areas of research. Read More (PDF - 6.8 MB)  →

  • Reclamation Selects 23 Projects Totaling $5.2 Million to Build Drought Resiliency in Nine States

    Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Estevan López has announced the selection of 23 projects to receive grants totaling $5.2 million for proactive drought planning and other efforts to build long-term drought resiliency in nine states in the West. "The western United States has faced an unprecedented drought this year and will face many more water challenges in the future," Commissioner López said. "This funding will help the selected communities prepare for future droughts." Through a competitive process, Reclamation selected 12 drought resiliency projects and 11 drought contingency planning projects in the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas and Washington. Read More →

  • Arrowrock Dam: A Century of Service 1915-2015

    For a century, Arrowrock Dam has been a key driver for development and growth in Idaho’s Treasure Valley, providing residents with irrigation flood control, recreation and benefits to fish and wildlife. Read More →

  • Every Kid in a Park

    We’re committed to providing every child in the United States an opportunity to explore our great outdoors. With the Every Kid in a Park pass, we’re excited to give the chance to learn, explore, and play to every 4th grader in the nation! Get your voucher here. The Every Kid in a Park Pass is available to all 4th graders, including home-schooled and free-choice learners who are 10 years old with a valid Every Kid in a Park paper voucher. The pass is valid from September 1, 2015 to August 31, 2016. Digital version of the voucher will not be accepted (like smart phones and tablets). The pass is non-transferable. Read More →

  • Earth Connections Camp

    Reclamation's Upper Colorado Region along with federal and state partners hosted two successful Earth Connections Camps at Red Butte Garden on June 17 and Moab Youth Garden, Utah, on August 22. Earth Connections goal is to reconnect urban American Indian youth with their natural world and cultural heritage. Each camp had roughly 30 Native American students (K-12) from across the state to spend the day learning about American Indian traditions, constructing dams, painting rock art, learning about hydrology and engineering, language, history, traditional music, song, and dances. Read More →

  • 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 →

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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 →


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: 9/1/15