News & Highlights
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
Ongoing 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 Releases Final Environmental Impact Statement for Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management
The U.S. Department of the Interior today released the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for a Long-Term Experimental and Management Plan (LTEMP) for Glen Canyon Dam operations. The LTEMP will provide a framework for adaptively managing Glen Canyon Dam over the next 20 years ... More >>
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 >>
With 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 >>
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