• Reclamation provides 1 of 5 Western farmers with irrigation water for 10 million farmland acres that produce 60 percent of the nation's vegetables and one quarter of its fresh fruit and nut crops.
  • Reclamation is the second largest hydropower producer in the United States and operates 53 hydroelectric power plants that annually produces, on average, 40 billion kilowatt-hours for the past 10 years.
  • Reclamation delivers 10 trillion gallons of water annually to more than 31 million people.
  • Reclamation and its partners manage 289 recreation sites that have 90 million visits annually. Reclamation's management and recreation activities contribute $46 billion in economic output and support about 312,000 jobs.
Reclamation provides 1 out of 5  Western farmers with irrigation water for 10 million farmland acres that produce 60 percent of the nation's vegetables and one quarter of its fresh fruit and nut crops.1 Reclamation is the second largest producer of hydropower in the United States and operates 53 hydroelectric powerplants that annually produces, on average, 40 billion kilowatt-hours for the last 10 years.2 Reclamation delivers 10 trillion gallons of water to more than 31 million people each year.3 Manages, with partners, 289 recreation sites that have 90 million visits annually. Reclamation's management and recreation activities contribute $46 billion in economic output, and support about 312,000 jobs.4
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Photo of Minidoka Spillway Project Ribbon-Cutting CeremonyMinidoka Spillway Project Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony - The Bureau of Reclamation held a ceremoy in celebration of the new Minidoka Dam Spillway on May 27, 2015. Reclamation Commissioner Estevan López, visiting from Washington, D.C., was the keynote speaker. More...


Graphic of Oklahoma and Texas Flood Information DashbordOklahoma and Texas Flood Information - There are 11 Reclamation dams in the area most impacted by heavy rainfall and flooding. The links below provide the most up-to-date information regarding the status of Bureau of Reclamation facilities in Oklahoma and Texas.


Photo of Secretary Jewell Announces $50 Million to Help Conserve Water in Drought-Stricken WestSecretary Jewell Announces $50 Million to Help Conserve Water in Drought-Stricken West - As part of the Obama Administration's continued effort to bring relief to western communities suffering from the historic drought, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell has announced that Interior's Bureau of Reclamation will invest nearly $50 million to improve water efficiency and conservation in California and 11 other western states. More...


Bureau of Reclamation Releases Two Funding Opportunity Announcements to Promote Drought Contingency Planning and Resiliency Projects (May 11, 2015) - The Bureau of Reclamation released two funding opportunity announcements today under its new Drought Response Program, to help water users develop drought contingency plans and build long-term drought resiliency. Funding opportunities are allocated through a competitive process. (More...)


Weekly Video from Interior - This Week at Interior, May 22, 2015. A new video will be posted each week from the Department of the Interior featuring activities of the Department and it's bureaus. Click the video above to play or go to the DOI YouTube Site.

 

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