Stories & Media

  • Photo of Ernest A. Conant.

    Bureau of Reclamation names Ernest A. Conant Mid-Pacific Regional Director

    Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Brenda Burman has named Ernest A. Conant director of the Mid-Pacific Region. Conant has nearly 40 years of water law experience and previously served as senior partner of Young Wooldridge, LLP. As director of Reclamation’s Mid-Pacific Region, Conant will manage one of the nation's largest and most complex water projects, the Central Valley Project, as well as Oregon's Klamath Project; Nevada's Newlands, Humboldt, Washoe and Truckee Storage projects; and California's Cachuma, Orland, Santa Maria, Solano and Ventura River projects. Read More →

  • Aerial photo of Grand Coulee Dam.

    Draft Environmental Assessment released for the proposed modernization of the Third Power Plant at Grand Coulee Dam

    The Bureau of Reclamation is seeking comments on the draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for the proposed modernization project for generating units 19–21 (G19–G21) in the Third Power Plant at Grand Coulee Dam. The proposed modernization project will provide continued, reliable hydropower production for 40 years or more and will ensure that Reclamation meets its contractual obligations for power generation. Read More →

  • Aerial photo of Silver Jack Dam.

    Reclamation solicits proposals for hydropower development at Silver Jack Dam

    The Bureau of Reclamation is seeking proposals to lease the right to develop hydroelectric power at Silver Jack Dam, part of the Bostwick Park Project, located near Montrose, Colorado, under a Lease of Power Privilege (LOPP). A LOPP is a contractual right given to a non-Federal entity to use a Reclamation facility for electric power generation consistent with Reclamation project purposes. The LOPP program promotes renewable hydropower energy development on Reclamation owned facilities and allows non-Federal entities to take advantage of existing infrastructure where there is potential to generate clean, renewable energy. Read More →

  • Bull Trout Enhancement in the Yakima Basin

    The Yakima Basin Integrated Plan supports the Bull Trout Task Force, which aims to reduce recreational impacts on Bull Trout in the Keechelus and Kachess watersheds by removing recreational rock dams, monitoring population and passage conditions, assisting with projects, and reaching out to the public. Read More →

  • Photo of Robert Pike.

    Robert Pike Named Bureau of Reclamation's Chief of Dam Safety

    Robert Pike, P.E., has been selected as the Bureau of Reclamation's Chief of Dam Safety. Pike will oversee the Dam Safety Program, which evaluates safety deficiencies and implements proactive solutions at dams across Reclamation. The Dam Safety Program is composed of two components, The Safety Evaluation of Existing Dams and Initiating Safety of Dams Corrective Actions Program. Read More →

  • Reclamation Releases Colorado River Basin Ten Tribes Partnership Tribal Water Study

    Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Brenda Burman has announced the release of the Colorado River Basin Ten Tribes Partnership Tribal Water Study that was conducted collaboratively with the member tribes of the Ten Tribes Partnership. The study documents how Partnership Tribes currently use their water, projects how future water development could occur and describes the potential effects of future tribal water development on the Colorado River System. Read More →

  • Photo of Angela Medina

    People of Reclamation: Meet Angela Medina, Senior International Affairs Specialist

    The Bureau of Reclamation is made up of a variety of experts. Angela Medina, a Senior International Affairs Specialist in Reclamation’s International Affairs Office is one of those experts. The International Affairs Office functions to provide other countries with reimbursable technical expertise in the fields of dam safety and construction, water resources management and managing desalination and sedimentation.. Read More →

  • Cover of 2018 Cooperative Watershed Management Program Phase II Funding Opportunity.

    Bureau of Reclamation provides funding opportunity for established watershed groups for on-the-ground watershed management projects

    The Bureau of Reclamation has opened a funding opportunity for watershed groups to seek funding to implement on-the-ground watershed management projects for their communities. The funding provided through the Cooperative Watershed Management Program helps local stakeholders develop local solutions that will improve water reliability while reducing conflict, addressing complex water issues and stretching limited water supplies. Applications are due on January 30, 2019 by 4:00 p.m. MDT. Read More  →

  • Bureau of Reclamation

    Reclamation is the largest wholesale water supplier in the United States, and the nation's second largest producer of hydroelectric power. Its facilities also provide substantial flood control, recreation, and fish and wildlife benefits. Read More  →


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 →

RWIS Graphic Reclamation Water Information System

RWIS makes water and related data available for easy download and use. Visit the RWIS web site.

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 1/17/19