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    Going the ‘extended distance’

    On May 27, members of the Hoover Dam Police Department, Hoover Dam Fire Brigade and Rope Access Team participated in an activity that is not recommended for persons who are faint of heart, less than physically fit and perhaps, fearful of heights. Demonstrating proficiency in high-angle technical training, which includes properly donning safety equipment, setting anchors, managing ropes and rappelling extended distances, is an integral part of duties for the nine employees who participated. Read More →
  • Martin selected as ARC Legend Award recipient — for second time!

    “The biggest reward I get in my job is seeing the public use the recreation projects; it makes it all worthwhile!” That is how Outdoor Recreation Planner Bill Martin responded to his selection as a 2016 recipient of the American Recreation Coalition’s (ARC) Legend Award. Initiated by ARC in 1991, the Legends Award program recognizes Federal employees for extraordinary personal effort who have “. . . made a real difference in enhancing outdoor recreation programs and resources.” Read More →
  • Reclamation Date Street Building 100 Chosen for Boulder City Historic Preservation Award

    On Tuesday, May 10, the City Council of Boulder City, Nevada, presented Reclamation’s" Lower Colorado Regional Director Terry Fulp, Ph.D., with the 2016 Boulder City Historic Preservation Award for the major renovation and structural improvement of Building 100. Located on Reclamation’s Date Street Complex, Building 100 is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and in December 2015 was awarded LEED Gold status for incorporating sustainable operating technology into the renovation. Read More →
  • YAO addressing aging Main Outlet Drain infrastructure in Gila Valley

    Addressing aging infrastructure is an ongoing commitment of Yuma Area Office (YAO) staff members. The most recent example of this commitment is the replacement of its aging water delivery/drainage system infrastructure at the Main Drain Outlet (MOD) siphon crossing, located at Avenue 7E in the Gila Valley east of Yuma. 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 →


Special Notice

The Lower Colorado Region's Statements of Project Construction Cost and Repayment (SPCCR) presenting the relationship between project cost and repayment are available upon request. Please contact Matt Stemmer at (702) 293-8223 or mjstemmer@usbr.gov to obtain a copy of a project SPCCR.


Last Updated: 6/24/16