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The Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 budget request for the Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Reclamation continues President Obama’s commitment to provide robust investments in the safety, reliability and efficiency of America’s water infrastructure and in conservation, reuse and applied science to address the nation’s water supply challenges, especially in the West. Read More →
Commissioner Estevan López Speaking at Colorado River Water Users Association Meeting
Drought in the Colorado River Basin – Insights using Open Data Website Demonstration
This interactive website provides a visual depiction of the complex relationship among water supply, water demand, and long-term drought in the Colorado River Basin. Connecting data from a variety of sources, the project is affiliated with the Department’s Open Water Data Initiative. The initiative makes public-sector data more open, sharable and machine readable. Learn More →
Reclamation's Fred Travers Receives American Council of Engineering Companies of Colorado’s Highest Award
Bureau of Reclamation employee Fred Travers was recognized by the American Council of Engineering Companies of Colorado with the 2015 General Palmer Award, for his work with the Colorado High School Bridge Building Competition.
The General Palmer Award recognizes engineers who have contributed to the state of Colorado, received recognition in a community, advanced the engineering profession, or made an impact on future generations. Read More →
TULARE, Calif. – Deep in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley sits a sandy plot of vacant farm land, once said to have several artesian wells overflowing with groundwater. The Cordeniz [core-deh-neez] family that owned the land say it was difficult to dig a fence-post hole without water filling it right back up. But that was decades ago.
Over that last few years, part of that sandy basin has been put to good use—soaking up and banking any excess water to recharge groundwater supplies. Read More →