• 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 Desalination Prize Competition and Winners.
Three Teams Take Top Honors in Desal Prize At the Bureau of Reclamation's Brackish Groundwater National Desalination Research Facility - The Bureau of Reclamation and the U.S. Agency for International Development have announced the April 9 to 11 Desal Prize winners—Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)/Jain Irrigation Systems (pictured above) , University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) Center for Inland Desalination System, and Green Desal. Five finalist innovator teams had competed for $200,000 in prize funds in head-to-head demonstrations at Reclamation’s Brackish Groundwater National Desalination Research Facility in Alamogordo. However, only the top three teams will receive grant funds totaling $400,000 to implement pilot projects in late summer or early fall with small-holder rural farmers in a USAID mission region. More....

Photo of Sheri Harral from Shasta Dam at Whole Earth and Watershed FestivalWhole Earth and Watershed Festival - Reclamation employee Sheri Harral from Shasta Dam demonstrates easy and inexpensive ways to conserve water usage at home, during the Whole Earth and Watershed Festival in Redding, CA. Reclamation was one of more than 130 agencies and vendors participating in this all-ages, community event filled with activities that celebrates social, economic and environmental solutions for ourselves and our planet, while enhancing the health and livability of the north state region.

Ann AdlerAnn Adler Named Reclamation's Chief, Congressional and Legislative Affairs - Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Estevan López has appointed Ann Adler to serve as Reclamation's Chief, Congressional and Legislative Affairs. She will oversee Reclamation's congressional and legislative affairs activities and serve as Reclamation's primary liaison with Congress.

"Ann brings a wealth of knowledge to Reclamation, as she has worked for both the Senate and the House of Representatives," Commissioner López said. "She has a real understanding of issues and how they affect the districts. Our water and energy concerns are her specialty." More...


Livestream Reclamation Stakeholders Briefing - The Bureau of Reclamation held a Stakeholders Meeting on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 from 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM (Mountain) at the Great Plains Regional Office, located at 2021 4th Avenue North, Billings, MT, 59101. The event was broadcast through Livestream and a video of the briefing is now available on our website at www.usbr.gov/live/. You may still submit questions or comments regarding the briefing t to reclamationinfo@usbr.gov



Weekly Video from Interior - This Week at Interior, May 1, 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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