Major Rehabilitation and Replacement

A map showing the five year estimates for Reclamation projects.
A map of Major Rehabilitation and Replacement five year estimates.

Bureau of Reclamation Transparency Act (Transparency Act) (John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act, Public Law No. 116-9, Title VIII, Subtitle G) requires Reclamation to produce an asset management report and provide Congress with a list of all future repair needs, including information on the level of cost estimate, category of relative importance, and planned funding for each activity.

In compliance with the Transparency Act, Reclamation has transmitted the first Asset Management Report (Report) to Congress, which can be accessed at The Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Major Rehabilitation and Replacement (MR&R) update resulted in anticipated estimated MR&R needs of $4.6 billion over the next 5 years and $11.9 billion over the next 30 years (FY 2021-2050).

The Report be will provided to Congress every two years, with the next submission due March 2023. Reclamation has begun reaching out to its partners to further refine the dataset represented in this initial report. This additional information will allow Reclamation to appropriately characterize the level of need at all Reclamation facilities and the level of pending investment by our operating partners.


  • Asset Management Report

    The cover of the Strategic Asset Management Plan.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 →

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