Stories & Media


  • Facility Operation

    Reclamation announces increased Green River flows from Flaming Gorge Dam and urges caution to those below

    Flaming Gorge bypass tube releases

    The Bureau of Reclamation will increase flows from Flaming Gorge Dam on the Green River in Northern Utah beginning Monday, June 3. The Green River is a major tributary to the Colorado River. Higher release flows are based on current reservoir and river conditions, snowmelt projections, recent storm activity and current weather forecasts, as well as input from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Western Area Power Administration and Flaming Gorge Working Group. Reclamation urges rafters, fishermen and anybody recreating or working along the Green River below Flaming Gorge Dam to exercise increased caution as the river will run high, swift and cold—conditions that can quickly overcome even the strongest swimmer. Read More →

  • Recreation

    Reclamation hosts hiking guide author for a book signing at Shasta Dam

    The Bureau of Reclamation is hosting a presentation by John Soares, author of several northern California hiking guides, at the Shasta Dam Visitor Center auditorium on June 13 at 3 p.m. A book signing will follow. Read More →

  • Invasive Species

    Joint research project studies genetic structure of Quagga Mussel population in southwestern United States

    Invasive mussels colonizing on various items.

    Quagga mussels have infested the southwestern United States after being first identified in Lake Mead in 2007. Since then the species has spread throughout the Colorado River, from Lake Powell to Imperial Dam. To help inform control and management strategies, Reclamation and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently published a scientific paper "Patterns of Genetic Structure Among Invasive Southwestern United States Quagga Mussel (Dreissena rostriformis bugensis) Populations" in The Southwestern Naturalist. Read More →

  • Title Transfer

    Interior Department Finalizes First Ever Categorical Exclusion as Part of Improved Title Transfer Process

    Alfred Merritt Smith Water Treatment Plant, part of the Robert B. Griffith Water Project, located on the west side of Saddle Island at Lake Mead.

    U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt announced two actions that will expedite the transfer of eligible Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) facilities into local ownership and management: a new Categorical Exclusion and an update of Reclamation’s operating manual procedures to streamline the title transfer process. Read More →

  • WaterSMART

    Bureau of Reclamation makes up to $3 million available for 2019 Water Marketing Strategy Grants funding opportunity

    The 2019 Water Marketing Strategy Grants funding opportunity is now available from the Bureau of Reclamation. This funding opportunity is available to water entities to establish or expand water markets or water marketing activities. Reclamation will make available up to $200,000 for simple projects that can be completed within two years and up to $400,000 for more complex projects that can be completed in three years. Up to $3 million is available for this funding opportunity. Read More →

  • Youth

    Inspiring the next generation of the STEM workforce

    On May 15, federal agency partners teamed up for a day of fun and learning at the 2nd annual "Flaming Gorge Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Day" at Flaming Gorge Dam, in Dutch John, Utah. Over 100 Utah students from Terra Academy and Manila High School participated, along with their teachers and even Smokey Bear! Specialists from the Bureau of Reclamation, Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service engaged the youth in various hands-on STEM activities that emphasized natural resources education and career paths. Read More →

  • Infrastructure

    A bigger, ‘beefier’ Boca Dam

    Bureau of Reclamation construction crews this month began modifying Boca Dam to better resist potential earthquakes, 6 miles northeast of Truckee, California. After temporarily closing the road over the dam and decreasing reservoir storage to facilitate construction, crews began stripping away the dam’s rocky surface to eventually increase its width by 25 feet. A large berm will then be constructed at its base to fortify the structure against potential earthquake damage, with project completion expected around October 2020, weather permitting. 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  →


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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 →


Recreation.gov screen shot. Recreation.gov

Recreation.gov 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 6/7/19