Stories & Media

  • News

    President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Request for Reclamation is $1.1 Billion

    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 →


  • Feature

    Commissioner Estevan López Speaking at Colorado River Water Users Association Meeting

  • Feature

    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 →

  • Story

    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 →

  • Story

    First-ever Groundwater Project Breaks Ground for San Joaquin River Restoration Program

    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 →

Recreation & Public Use

New Melones Launches Every Kid in a Park Pass New Melones Launches Every Kid in a Park Pass

New Melones Lake is proud to help launch the Every Kid in a Park program, as part of President Obama’s commitment to protect our nation’s unique outdoor spaces and ensure that every American has the opportunity to visit and enjoy them. Fourth graders nationwide can now visit the new Every Kid in a Park website to obtain a pass that provides free access to students and their families to all federally managed lands and waters – including national parks, forests, wildlife refuges and marine sanctuaries. The pass is valid for the 2015-2016 school year and grants free entry for fourth graders and three accompanying adults (or an entire car for drive-in parks) at more than 2,000 federally-managed sites. Read More →



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Last Updated: 2/9/16