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  • 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 →

  • Larder Archaeological Site in the Clark County Wetlands Park

    Reclamation participated in a geophysical survey of a prehistoric archaeological site, named the Larder Site, in the Clark County Wetlands Park provided promising preliminary results, which may be applicable to future archaeological research and preservation projects throughout the Mojave Desert region. The Larder Site is a rich prehistoric archaeological site located along Las Vegas Wash in the Clark County Wetlands Park (Wetlands Park). Read More →

  • Smith named as PXAO Deputy Area Manager

    “I am very pleased to announce the selection of Alex Smith as the Phoenix Area Office (PXAO) Deputy Area Manager.” With those words as the opening of an enthusiastic email message to employees, PXAO Area Manager Leslie Meyers announced the name of her new deputy. Read More →

  • Weekly Video from Interior - This Week at Interior August 28, 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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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: 8/31/15