Stories & Media

  • Facilities

    Truckee Canal repair plan proposes to address long-term operation

    Truckee Canal lined near Derby DamThe Bureau of Reclamation released a plan to address potential structural repairs associated with long-term operations of the Truckee Canal. The canal is part of the Newlands Project, one of the oldest Reclamation projects in the country. Read More →

  • Open Data

    Reclamation launches online tool providing public access to water, power & environmental data

    A screenshot of the Reclamation Information Sharing Environment site.The Bureau of Reclamation has launched an online tool that makes water, power and environmental data readily available to the public. The Reclamation Information Sharing Environment, also known as RISE, provides searchable data and maps in the West. Read More →

  • Employees

    Reclamation selects Nick Williams to oversee hydropower dams in Interior Region 7

    Nick Williams, Reclamation's Upper Colorado Basin Power ManagerThe Bureau of Reclamation has selected Nick Williams to serve as the new manager for the Power Office in Interior Region 7 – Upper Colorado Basin, headquartered in Salt Lake City. Williams will oversee the operation and maintenance of hydropower facilities in four states. Read More →

  • California Water

    Trump Administration Continues Developing and Delivering More Water Supplies in California

    Friant-Kern Canal (Friant Water Authority photo)Today, the Bureau of Reclamation continues to build on President Trump's Memorandum on Developing and Delivering More Water Supplies in California, which he signed in Bakersfield, in February. Reclamation and Friant Water Authority released its plan to repair a 33-mile stretch of the Friant-Kern Canal in California's eastern San Joaquin Valley. This stretch of canal has lost over half of its original capacity to convey water due to subsidence—a sinking of the earth from groundwater extraction. Read More →

  • Colorado River

    Reclamation awards $37.2 million to 11 salinity control projects in Colorado and Wyoming

    Laying pipe near Crawford, Colorado.The Bureau of Reclamation has awarded a total of $37.2 million for 11 salinity control projects in Colorado and Wyoming through its Basinwide and Basin States Salinity Control Programs. When the salinity control features are installed, these projects will prevent approximately 23,426 tons of salt each year from entering the Colorado River. Read More →

  • Hydropower

    Grand Coulee Dam's Third Power Plant is undergoing a comprehensive upgrade to ensure continued clean, renewable, low-cost hydropower for the future. Recently, Grand Coulee crews and contractors completely overhauled two of the Third Power Plant's six generating units; specifically, units 23 and 24. Grand Coulee is one of our Nation's greatest assets and is considered to be the region's crown jewel. It's the largest capacity hydropower project in the United States and the 6th largest in the world. 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 9/25/20