Reclamation’s mission is to manage, develop, and protect water and related resources in an environmentally and economically sound manner in the interest of the American public. Established in 1902, Reclamation is best known for the dams, power plants, pipelines, and canals constructed in the 17 Western states. These water and power projects led to homesteading and promoted the economic and social development of the West.
The John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act, P.L. 116-9, Title VIII – Water and Power, Subtitle G - Bureau of Reclamation Transparency, Sections 8601-8603 (Reclamation Transparency Act) requires the Bureau of Reclamation to provide Congress with a detailed assessment of Major Rehabilitation and Replacement (MR&R) long-term capital and repair needs, categorization of repair needs, and regular reporting of information related to Reclamation's investments in infrastructure. The report to Congress must include an itemized list of MR&R information, guidance that describes the applicability of a risk categorization system, and budget-level cost estimates, as reported in annual funding requests for individual activities. Read the Report →
Reclamation's infrastructure is the foundation for life in the western United States. As our infrastructure continues to age, it is imperative that we maintain our ability to safely and reliably execute our mission. Reclamation's Strategic Asset Management Plan (SAMP) is a tool we will utilize to describe the value we provide the nation and document the investments needed to continue succeeding into the future. In addition, the SAMP provides a reporting framework which Reclamation will employ as it prepares to meet requirements outlined in the Reclamation Transparency Act of 2019 (Title XIII Subtitle G of Public Law 116-9, or 'Act'). The SAMP combines Reclamation's Asset Management Plan and Infrastructure Investment Strategy, while also aligning with International Standards Organization 55000 series standards on Asset Management. Read the Plan →
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Bureau of Reclamation: A Joint Commitment to the Nation’s Water Infrastructure
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Bureau of Reclamation recently released The State of the Infrastructure: A Joint Report by the Bureau of Reclamation the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The two agencies have a long history of collaboration to construct, operate and maintain the nation’s crucial water-related infrastructure. Learn More →