Stories & Media

  • Story

    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 →

  • Story

    2016 C.A.S.T. for Kids Fishing Fun Fair at New Melones Lake

    On Saturday, August 6, 2016, Bureau of Reclamation staff from the Central California Area Office’s New Melones Lake held their annual C.A.S.T. (Catch a Special Thrill) for Kids fishing event at the Mark Twain Day Use Area. Reclamation’s participating partners were the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), Messengers Motorcycle Club, New Melones Lake Marina, Arnold Rotary Club, and ARC of Amador and Calaveras Counties. Read More →

  • News Story

    YAO student trainees’ work experience allows them to grow, shine

    “There was always something new to experience,” said Enrique Cervantes, describing his participation in an eight-week internship at the Yuma Area Office (YAO) that he and eight other students recently completed and during which they gained work experience and learned about YAO operations. 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: 9/26/16