Stories & Media
In observance of national Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October, the iconic Hoover Dam was lit purple on October 29th to honor the efforts in Nevada and across the country to raise awareness about these crimes. Read More →
Whether it is monetary donations to the annual Combined Federal Campaign or providing support to community outreach events affiliated with local churches or schools, Reclamation employees in the Lower Colorado Region always go above and beyond the call of duty with their generosity. Read More →
On Thursday, October 25, two Bureau of Reclamation Security Response Force (SRF) officers were recognized by the agency for their exemplary acts of heroism in stopping a despondent man from jumping off the lakeside ledge of Hoover Dam. On January 18, SRF Officers Kevin Paulsen and Byron Sandifer together, were able to save a despondent man from committing suicide by pulling him to safety. Read More →
Statement by Lower Colorado Regional Director Terry Fulp, Ph.D., and Upper Colorado Regional Director Brent Rhees on important progress towards adopting effective Drought Contingency Plans in 2018
The seven Colorado River Basin States have taken an important step forward by releasing draft drought contingency plans for the Upper and Lower Basins. The Bureau of Reclamation commends the work of the many partners in the Basin. We are encouraged by their progress in responding to ongoing drought conditions that continue to threaten reservoir elevations at an unprecedented rate. We encourage the states to finalize their draft agreements by December 2018 to ensure the sustainability of the Colorado River system.
The seven Colorado River Basin States include Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. All seven Basin States share vital interests in the waters of the Colorado River, which provides water to more than 40 million people, and have worked diligently to develop a set of draft agreements.
Reclamation to offer modified Hoover Dam tours during visitor center remodel and tour elevator upgrades
On October 1, construction began to remodel and enhance one level of the Hoover Dam Visitor Center and modernize the facility’s primary tour elevators. To accommodate the construction, temporary alteration of its internal tour and Visitor Center operations is necessary. Read More →
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