Stories & Media

  • 80th Anniversary of Hoover Dam

    It was 80 years ago that President Roosevelt dedicated the new Boulder Dam. "This morning I came, I saw and I was conquered, as anyone would be who sees for the first time this great feat of mankind." President Roosevelt - September 30, 1935 Read More →

  • Lower Colorado Region wraps up successful campaign to help restock local foodbanks

    This summer, employees with Reclamation’s Lower Colorado Region (LCR) reached into their hearts and wallets and shared generously by donating food and household items to support the annual Feds Feed Families national food drive. The Region initiated the food drive on Aug. 17 and wrapped up the campaign on Sept. 18. The amazing conclusion was nearly 8,500 pounds of food collected from employees at Reclamation offices in Boulder City, Phoenix, Temecula and Yuma, and at Hoover Dam. Read More →

  • Reclamation Lowers Lake Mohave Water Level as Annual Razorback Sucker Harvest Underway

    The Bureau of Reclamation’s Lower Colorado Region began lowering water levels in Lake Mohave to aid in harvesting razorback suckers, a species native to the Colorado River, from lakeside rearing ponds. The work is part of annual river operations which have been timed to coincide with conservation activities for the endangered fish. Lake Mohave, which is located above Davis Dam on the Colorado River near Laughlin, Nevada, will be steadily lowered from its September 8 elevation of 641.5 feet above mean sea level (msl) to an elevation of about 635 feet msl by the week of October 19. Read More →

  • Interior Announces Support of California Gov. Brown's Salton Sea Leadership Decision

    The Department of the Interior issued a statement of support today for the proactive measures announced by California Governor Edmund G. Brown in an effort to identify solutions to the challenges posed by the Salton Sea in southern California. "The Governor’s establishment of a state lead for the Salton Sea demonstrates the importance of this issue to the State of California," Interior’s Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Water and Science, Jennifer Gimbel said. "We commend Governor Brown for this decision and stand ready to support the state as it takes action to identify and implement a restoration vision that is practical, implementable, and affordable." The Bureau of Reclamation’s Lower Colorado Region has been active in recent years as part of DOI’s efforts to partner with California state agencies, interested irrigation districts, other federal agencies and the Salton Sea Authority in providing technical expertise and funding towards mitigating the environmental decline of the Salton Sea. Read More →


Projects & Places

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 helps you discover and book trips at Reclamation facilities and at all of America's public places. Read More →

Last Updated: 10/6/15