Stories & Media

  • Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

    Reclamation Celebrates Major Milestone for Tribal Water Delivery Project as Part of President Biden’s Investing in America agenda

    Nine people standing in front of a sign depecting the new name of the facility.The Bureau of Reclamation and Navajo Nation today celebrated a major milestone for the Navajo-Gallup Water Supply Project through the acquisition of the San Juan Generating Station water conveyance system. The acquisition of the water conveyance system, including a reservoir – to be renamed the Frank Chee Willetto Reservoir – is part of President Biden’s Investing in America agenda to ensure that clean, safe drinking water is delivered to nearby Tribal communities. Read More →

  • Employees

    Reclamation selects James Brown as regional human resources officer

    Portrait of James Brown in a suit.The Bureau of Reclamation’s California-Great Basin Region today announced the selection of James Brown as regional human resources officer. Brown will lead the human resources division staffing and classification and employee and labor relations branches and have direct oversight and authority over all human resources functions in the region. Read More →

  • Colorado River

    2023 Drought Response Operations Plan Finalized; plan focuses on recovery of upstream reservoirs

    Scenic view of Flaming Gorge Dam in Dutch John, UtahUnder the Drought Response Operations Agreement, the Bureau of Reclamation today began implementation of the 2023 Drought Response Operations Plan, which focuses on allowing upstream reservoirs to recover additional water previously sent downstream to Lake Powell. Lake Powell is not expected to need a boost from upstream reservoirs this DROA year (May 1, 2023 – April 30, 2024), thanks to high snowpack this winter and projected high runoff this spring. Lake Powell’s projected inflow through the end of this water year (Sept. 30, 2023) is just over 14 million acre-feet of water—that’s more than the last three years combined. Read More →

  • Employees

    Kristin White selected as deputy regional director of operations for California-Great Basin

    A portrait of Kristin White.The Bureau of Reclamation’s California-Great Basin Region today announced the selection of Kristin White as deputy regional director of operations. White will oversee regional operations that include the Northern California Area Office, Central California Area Office and South-Central California Area Office, as well as the Central Valley Operations Office, Bay-Delta Office and the San Joaquin River Restoration Program. Read More →

  • Inflation Reduction Act

    NBiden-Harris Administration Continues Commitment to Protect the Stability, Sustainability of Colorado River Basin

    Six people looking at a camera posing behind a table.The Department of the Interior today announced significant new developments in the Biden-Harris administration’s efforts to protect the stability and sustainability of the Colorado River System now and into the future. As part of the Department’s continued efforts to address ongoing severe drought conditions and a changing climate in the Colorado River Basin, representatives from the seven Colorado River Basin states have agreed to the submission of a Lower Basin, consensus-based system conservation proposal. They are requesting the proposal be fully analyzed as an action alternative under the Bureau of Reclamation’s draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS), published last month. Read More →

  • Colorado River

    Biden-Harris Administration Announces Historic Consensus System Conservation Proposal to Protect the Colorado River Basin

    Hoover Dam and Lake Mead from the air.To address the continued potential for low run-off conditions and unprecedented water shortages in the Colorado River Basin, the Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) today released a draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) to potentially revise the current interim operating guidelines for the near-term operation of Glen Canyon and Hoover Dams. Today's release comes on the heels of historic investments the Biden-Harris administration announced last week as part of an all-of-government effort to make the Colorado River Basin and all the communities that rely on it more resilient to climate change and the ongoing drought in the West. Read More →

  • Reclamation employees deliver reliable water and hydropower for the western United States.


Projects & Places

Recreation & Public Use

Reclamation Recreation Map Reclamation Land Use

The public may apply to use Reclamation land, facilities, and waterbodies, and may engage in the use only after proper authorization is received from Reclamation. Use authorizations are not required for permitted public recreational use of recreation areas and facilities open to the public. Read More →

Reclamation Recreation Map Reclamation Recreation Website

Reclamation projects have created a variety of recreation opportunities on the rivers downstream from the dams, including world class whitewater rafting and fishing opportunities. Read More → screen shot. helps you discover and book trips at Reclamation facilities and at all of America's public places. Read More →

Reclamation Information Sharing Environment

RISE is an open data system for viewing, accessing, and downloading Reclamation's water and water-related data. Visit the RISE website.

Statement of Project Construction Cost and Repayment Statements Are Available from Reclamation

Reclamation has been accumulating construction cost and repayment data since the first reimbursable project began and created the Statement of Project Construction Cost and Repayment (SPCCR) to capture cost and repayment data by project, for internal use only. However, these are now available by request. Read More →

Last Update 6/9/23