Stories & Media

  • Story

    Things That Go Bump in the Night

    On October 29, 2016, Bureau of Reclamation conducted an evening program called “Things That Go Bump in the Night.” With Halloween just around the corner from the time of the hike, staff at New Melones Lake wanted to share a short journey of the nocturnal world around the lake with visitors. Park Ranger Mike McGraw led the hike and was joined by seven visitors on an exciting evening hike along the Norwegian Gulch Trail. Read More →

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    ‘C.A.S.T. for Kids’ anglers reel in fun, fish, trophies at annual event

    “I was hoping to catch a fish which I did but I also caught a turtle. I was so excited because they said that was the only turtle ever caught at CAST. Thank you!” said Suzanne.

    “I had so much fun and I got to go on my first boat ride. It was a neat day,” Donald remarked. “My captain really taught me how to catch the big ones. I'm going fishing again soon with my new pole. Thank you everyone at CAST,” Robert added.

    “I really liked being on the water. Everyone was so nice and the food was yummy!” Christie exclaimed.

    “This was my first time, but it was fun!” commented Angel.

    These few quotes represent the general feelings of the anglers who participated at the 2016 C.A.S.T. (Catch a Special Thrill) for Kids event on Oct. 22 at Nevada's Lake Mead Marina. Read More →

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    Reclamation’s First AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteer

    “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. Twenty-six miles to the south lie the cliffs overlooking Heron Reservoir, a resting place for supplemental water on its way to the homes, farms and people of central New Mexico, as well as El Vado Reservoir, which provides water for irrigated agriculture in the Middle Rio Grande valley. Read More →

  • Video

    Bridges Have Fallen at the 49th Annual Colorado High School Bridge Building Competition

    Many wooden bridges were destroyed today at the Denver Federal Center, but it was for a good cause. High school students from throughout Colorado descended on the Bureau of Reclamation's lab to test the strength of their bridges at the 49th Annual Colorado High School Bridge Building Competition. Read More →


Projects & Places

Youth News Stories

Ranger leading a youth program at New Melones Reservoir. 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 →

Last Updated: 12/2/16