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Yuma Area Office Headquarters
Yuma Area Office Headquarters

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Yuma Area Office
7301 Calle Agua Salada
Yuma, AZ 85364
Phone: 800-433-8464 or 928-343-8100

Reclamation’s Yuma Area Office is located 5 miles west of Yuma, Arizona. Our office is responsible for scheduling Colorado River water deliveries in Arizona, California, and Mexico serving over 750,000 people and more than 1 million acres of commercial agriculture.

We manage the Colorado River from Davis Dam to the border with Mexico.  Our office also operates and maintains large-scale well fields to help maintain water tables near the Yuma area. We are also home to the Yuma Desalting Plant, one of the world’s largest reverse osmosis desalination plants.

We participate in water conservation outreach and demonstration projects with local irrigation districts and Native American tribes.  We also conduct advanced water treatment research at our state-of-the-art research center.

Hot Topics and News

Photo of YAO work crews working on Prison Hill upgrades

Prison Hill Diversion Structure - Pictured is the new hydraulic gate works and channel overflow located at Prison Hill near the Yuma East Wetlands that is under construction by the Yuma Area Office’s Operations and Maintenance Office staff. Read more...

Photograph provided by Julian Higuera, Project Support Specialist, Yuma Area Office.

DPOC1/MODE Concrete Channel Repair

DPOC/MODE Concrete Channel Repair - Pictured is the MODE / DPOC I drainage channel project site where – in mid-July 2014 – YAO and contract maintenance workers began relining and re-configuring a 2,300-foot section of the primary by-pass canal channel. Read more...

Photograph provided by Julian Higuera, Project Support Specialist, Yuma Area Office.











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