• 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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Commissioner López Celebrates 10th Anniversary of the Lower Colorado River Multi-Species Conservation Program - Established in 2005 as a 50-year program with equal Federal and non-Federal funding, the LCR MSCP was created to balance the use of Colorado River water resources with conservation of native species and their habitats. The program is managed by Reclamation’s Lower Colorado Region in collaboration with a Steering Committee representing 57 partner and stakeholder groups. More...

Photo of Yellowtail Afterbay Dam. Interior Department Announces Plans to Partner with Crow Tribe on Yellowtail Afterbay Hydropower - The Department of the Interior, in partnership with the Crow Tribe, will enter into an agreement for hydropower development on the Yellowtail Afterbay Dam, downstream of Yellowtail Dam and Powerplant, on the Bighorn River near Fort Smith, Montana. More...

Photo of Brent RheesBrent Rhees Named Regional Director for Reclamation’s Upper Colorado Region - - Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Estevan López today announced the selection of Brent Rhees, P.E., as Upper Colorado Regional Director. Rhees has served as the Salt Lake City-based region’s deputy regional director since October 2007. More...

Photo of Tim Koczur New Deputy Power Manager Announced for Grand Coulee Dam - The Bureau of Reclamation's Pacific Northwest Region announced that Tim Koczur has been selected as the new Deputy Power Manager at Grand Coulee Dam. In his position, Koczur will serve as a member of the Management Team, providing leadership and direction for the Grand Coulee Power Office. More...

Photo of Jay Higgins, ASCE Region 9 Chair/Director presenting 2014 Outstanding Project Award to Reclamation's Welsh and LaFond, and of the of the Red Bluff Pumping Plant and Fish Screen Project.
(In the photo from left to right are Jay Higgins, ASCE Region 9 Chair/Director who presented the award to Welsh and LaFond. Also, two photos of Red Bluff Pumping Plant and Fish Screen Project.)
The Bureau of Reclamation was honored at the 2015 American Society of Civil Engineers Region 9 (California) Infrastructure Symposium and Awards Dinner on March 6, 2015. The Mid-Pacific Region was awarded the 2014 Outstanding Project Award for the development of the Red Bluff Pumping Plant and Fish Screen Project. Presented at the San Diego Air & Space Museum in Balboa Park, the award was accepted by, Richard Welsh, Mid-Pacific Regional Construction Engineer, and Richard LaFond, Division Manager for Civil Engineering Services at Reclamation’s Technical Service Center in Denver. More....

Weekly Video from Interior - This Week at Interior, April 17, 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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