Stories & Media

  • Photo of biologist resuing fawn.

    Fawn Rescue by Reclamation Biologist

    Recently three Reclamation biologists noted a doe jumping back and forth over a small irrigation canal. It didn't take them long to see what had her so frantic - her fawn had fallen in the canal and was being carried away with the current. Without hesitation, Nathan Lenon, one of our biologists, jumped right in to save the baby deer! The fawn quickly made her way back to her mother without any injuries. Thanks to our quick-acting Reclamation employees for saving the day!

  • River Rafting Restricted Near Glen Canyon Dam Due to Giant Unstable Slab of Rock

    The Bureau of Reclamation has temporarily closed access to the river raft launch near Glen Canyon Dam in Arizona, due to an estimated 500,000 pound rock slab that is beginning to slide from the canyon wall and into the river below. Glen Canyon Dam professionals are in the process of securing the 50-feet high, 30-feet wide and up to 4-feet thick slab of Navajo Sandstone to the canyon wall by installing 6- to 8-foot, 1-inch diameter bolts through the slab and into the wall by specialized Reclamation workers called scalers who drill into the rock and install the bolts while hanging from rappelling lines on the canyon wall. Read More →

  • The Knowledge Stream, Fall 2015: Invasive Mussels Issue

    The Fall 2015 issue of The Knowledge Stream (PDF, 6.7 MB) focuses on research and science updates, including Reclamation's first water prize competition—New Concepts for Remote Fish Detection. This edition spotlights research on invasive quagga and zebra mussels monitoring, early detection, and control, which is one of the Science and Technology Program’s priority areas of research. Read More (PDF - 6.8 MB)  →

  • Prize Challenge: Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration

    Protecting and restoring aquatic and riparian environments is vital to ensuring the Bureau of Reclamation watersheds are healthy and able to continue providing the water supplies that can meet the multitude of competing uses of water in the arid western United States. Environmental and water resource managers face many difficult technical and operational challenges in their efforts to accomplish this outcome. Prize Challenge Competitions enable federal agencies like Reclamation to challenge the public and private sectors to help find breakthrough solutions to some of these difficult problems. Read More →

  • Every Kid in a Park

    We’re committed to providing every child in the United States an opportunity to explore our great outdoors. With the Every Kid in a Park pass, we’re excited to give the chance to learn, explore, and play to every 4th grader in the nation! Get your voucher here. The Every Kid in a Park Pass is available to all 4th graders, including home-schooled and free-choice learners who are 10 years old with a valid Every Kid in a Park paper voucher. The pass is valid from September 1, 2015 to August 31, 2016. Digital version of the voucher will not be accepted (like smart phones and tablets). The pass is non-transferable. Read More →

  • The Great Sierra River Cleanup at New Melones Lake

    On Saturday, September 19, the Bureau of Reclamation’s Central California Area Office partnered with the University of California Cooperative Extension to organize the 2015 Great Sierra River Cleanup in Tuolumne County and southern Calaveras County. The cleanup focused on sites around New Melones Lake in the Stanislaus River watershed as declining water levels expose trash and debris. The GSRC is the premier volunteer event focused on removing trash and restoring the health of waterways throughout the Sierra Nevada Region. This annual event is coordinated by the Sierra Nevada Conservancy and held in conjunction with California Coastal Cleanup Day.


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 →

Reclamation Recreation Map helps you discover and book trips at Reclamation facilities and at all of America's public places. Read More →

New Web Template New Web Design

On July 1, 2015, Reclamation began implementation of a new web design for it's external internet websites. The new design utilizes a responsive layout to make the Bureau's web pages more user friendly on mobile devices. The thousands of existing Reclamation web pages will be converted over the coming months. During the interim period, you may find pages in the previous format. We appreciate your patience as we complete this process.

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 Updated: 9/29/15