• 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 Bob Quint, Reclamation Senior Advisor, presents Reclamation's Engineer of the Year 2015 Award to Robert Hilldale. From Left: Bob Quint, Reclamation Senior Advisor, presents Reclamation's Engineer of the Year 2015 Award to Robert Hilldale.
Reclamation Names 2015 Engineer of the Year - Robert Hilldale, a civil engineer at Reclamation's Technical Service Center in Denver, is Reclamation's Engineer of the Year for 2015. His achievements earned him a chance to compete as Reclamation's nominee for the 2015 Federal Engineer of the Year Award, sponsored by the National Society of Professional Engineers. Hilldale represented Reclamation at the Society's awards luncheon held in Washington, D.C. as part of activities commemorating National Engineers Week, February 22 through 28. More....

Photo of Karen KnightKaren Knight Named as Chief of the Dam Safety Office for the Bureau of Reclamation - Bureau of Reclamation Security, Safety and Law Enforcement Director Bruce C. Muller named Karen Knight, P.E., as the Chief of the Dam Safety Office. Knight will oversee the Dam Safety Program, which evaluates safety deficiencies and implements proactive solutions at dams across Reclamation. More...

Chad Stuart Selected as New Manager for Yakima Field Office - The Bureau of Reclamation's Pacific Northwest Region announced that Chad Stuart has been selected as the new Yakima Field Manager. Stuart will oversee the management and operation of Reclamation programs in south-central Washington. He will assist the Columbia-Cascades Area Manager in carrying out the overall responsibilities related to conservation and judicious management of land, water and natural and energy resources within the Yakima Project. More...

Photo of drought effect on lake Reclamation’s Proposed Drought Response Program Evaluation Criteria is Open for Public Comment - The Bureau of Reclamation is seeking public comment on its draft Drought Response Program evaluation criteria. This new program, based on its existing drought authorities, will provide funding for: drought contingency planning, implementation of projects to build long-term resiliency to drought, and implementation of emergency response actions. Program funding is allocated through a competitive process. The evaluation criteria that Reclamation will use to implement each program element is available for review at www.usbr.gov/drought. Comments are due to Avra Morgan at webmaster@usbr.gov by March 12, 2015. More...

Weekly Video from Interior - This Week at Interior February 20, 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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