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Yakima Project “Flip-Flop” Operations Underway

YAKIMA, Washington - The Bureau of Reclamation announced that it will begin the annual “flip-flop” operation in the Yakima Basin by gradually reducing flows out of Cle Elum Reservoir in the upper Yakima River basin and increasing flows from Rimrock Reservoir affecting flows in the Tieton and Naches Rivers.


Scooteney Reservoir Experiencing Toxic Algae Bloom

EPHRATA, Washington - The Bureau of Reclamation is alerting users of Scooteney Park recreation area, located 36 miles south of Moses Lake on Highway 17, that the Benton Franklin Health District has identified a toxic algae bloom on Scooteney Reservoir.

The Health District is warning that current algae levels are not safe for humans or animals and could be deadly. Warning signs stating that all people and pets remain out of the water have been posted around the reservoir.

Scooteney Park campgrounds and recreation area remains open, as does boating opportunities on the reservoir.
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Drinking Water Restored at Little Wood Campground

CAREY, Idaho - The Bureau of Reclamation has replaced the hand pump and made improvements to a well head located at the Little Wood Campground at Little Wood Reservoir Road, 11 miles northwest of Carey, Idaho.
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Reclamation Seeks Public Comment for the Proposed Lewiston Orchards Project Water Exchange and Title Transfer

LEWISTON, Idaho – The Bureau of Reclamation is seeking public comment on the Draft Environmental Assessment for the proposed Lewiston Orchards Project Water Exchange and Title Transfer. Reclamation has prepared a Draft Environmental Assessment analyzing a proposed action and an alternative for a water exchange and title transfer.
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Grand Coulee Guided Tours Grand Coulee Dam Tours

This 50-minute guided tour is free of charge and available only on a first-come, first-served basis. Read More >>

Grand Coulee Dam Laser Light Show Grand Coulee Dam Laser Light Show

Grand Coulee's laser light show, One River, Many Voices, is held nightly at Grand Coulee Dam starting the Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend through September 30. Read More >>


Black Canyon Parks Open for Reservation Black Canyon Parks in Idaho

Black Canyon Parks are open from mid-May to mid-September. Call (208) 365-2682 or check the calendar for available dates. Read More >>


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The Pacific Northwest Regional Projects Statement of Construction Cost and Repayment presenting the relationship between project cost and repayment are available. Please contact Finance Officer, Jaime Vazquez, at (208) 378-5070 or jvazquez@usbr.gov to obtain a copy of the specific project SPCCR.

Last Updated: 8/26/16