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    In September, Reclamation’s maintenance crew at Flaming Gorge Dam had the rare task of disassembling one of three power generators at the facility, for a scheduled ‘rewedge.’ For many on the crew, this was a first experience—the last rewedge occurring more than 20-years ago. Take a sneak peek inside the facility and follow the path of water from reservoir to turbine in this brief video.


  • In The News

    Colorado River More Important Than EverOngoing attention to the Colorado River emphasizes its crucial role as the “lifeblood” that sustains millions of Americans across dozens of cities and countless farms in the American West. For the seven states that comprise the Colorado River Basin—Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming—the Colorado River has stimulated growth and opportunity for generations. Today it is as important as ever for leaders, residents and visitors to this beautiful and dynamic region of the country . . . More >>

  • Interior Department and Navajo Nation Agree to Study Contingency Water Supplies for Navajo Farms

    Navajo farmsMedia representatives are invited to join U.S. Department of the Interior and Navajo Nation leaders as they sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) intended to identify and evaluate emergency contingency water supplies for Navajo farms in northern New Mexico. U.S. Deputy Secretary of the Interior Michael L. Connor... More >>

  • FEATURES

    San Juan River - photo credit:  Wikipedia On August 5, 2015, an event at the Gold King Mine (Level 7 New Adit) in Colorado released mine drainage into Cement Creek. Cement Creek flows into the Animas River near Silverton, Colorado. The Animas River converges with the San Juan River about 22 miles upstream . . . More >>

  • Reclamation’s First AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteer

    VISTA volunteer Will DonahooWith the first rays of morning light, New Mexico’s Upper Chama watershed reveals itself. The valley extends south from Cumbres Pass, winding its way over ridgelines and through meadows. Dropping in elevation, forests of mixed conifer slowly change to tall Ponderosa Pines and then rolling plains of juniper and grasslands... More >>

  • Advisory–The Upper Colorado Regional projects statement of construction cost and repayment (SPCCR) presenting the relationship between project cost and repayment are available. Please contact our Finance Officer, Shara Hillier at 801-524-3660 or shillier@usbr.gov to obtain a copy of the project SPCCR.

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Accessible Alt TextC.A.S.T for Kids is a very special fishing event that provides disabled and disadvantaged children the opportunity to experience the joy of fishing. Find an event near you at castforkids.org.


Reclamation Recreation Map Recreation.gov

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


Last Updated: 9/28/16