Reclamation Stakeholders Meeting - Reclamation hosted a stakeholders meeting in Salt Lake City on October 15, 2014. Meeting topics included updates from Reclamation's Commissioner's Office and Upper Colorado Region leadership. Discussions were held on aging infrastructure, Middle Rio Grande River ESA consultation, Central Utah Project Completion Act activities, Long Term Experimental and Management Plan EIS and other topics. Watch the video of the meeting.
Rural Water Assessment Report - The Rural Water Supply Act of 2006 (Act) requires that the Secretary of the Interior, in consultation with the Secretary of Agriculture, the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, the Director of the Indian Health Service, the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and the Secretary of the Army, to develop a comprehensive assessment of the status for the Bureau of Reclamation’s rural water projects and Reclamation’s plans for completing the design and construction of rural water supply projects that were individually authorized prior to enactment of P.L. 109-451. This Assessment also reports on how the Rural Water Supply Program will be carried out and coordinated with other Federal Programs that support the development and management of water supplies in rural communities in the 17 western States in order to maximize efficiency of the various programs and to leverage Federal and non-Federal funding to meet the shared goals of the programs. Read the report.
Dam Safety, Evolution of a Program - In the spring of 1976, Teton Dam was the site of the most significant failure of a Bureau of Reclamation project in the agency's history. The failure of Teton Dam served as a catalyst for Reclamation's Dam Safety Program. For decades, Reclamation's Dam Safety Office has stood out internationally as a leader in its field. While Reclamation has always been concerned with the safety of its facilities, the failure of Teton Dam ushered in a new era of understanding and managing risk. More.
Northwest Youth Corps at Lake Cascade, Idaho - A five person crew ages 18-25 spent part of their summer working hard at Lake Cascade. Reclamation’s Pacific Northwest Region hired the crew through the Northwest Youth Corps (NYC) which is an organization that provides a challenging education and job training experience that helps youth and young adults develop the skills they need to lead full and productive lives. They serve more than 1,000 youth each year across a five state region. More...
Weekly Video from Interior - This Week at Interior for October 17, 2014. 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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