Lower Colorado Region | Bureau of Reclamation

Stories & Media

  • Pathways Student interns gathered for a group picture with Regional Director Terry Fulp (center) to celebrate their summer work activities.

    Reclamation’s Pathways Internship Program provides aspiring students with opportunity to address real-life career challenges

    Collegiate students who aspire to operate a hydroelectric powerplant or assist with native species recovery don’t have to wait long to start realizing their career dreams, if they line-up a summer internship opportunity through Reclamation’s Pathways Internship Program. Read More  →

  • Photo of Commissioner Brenda Burman presenting the Commissioner's Safety Award to Lower Colorado Region Regional Director Terry Fulp.

    Lower Colorado Region earns Commissioner’s Safety Award

    Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Brenda Burman recently awarded the Lower Colorado Region this year’s Commissioner’s Safety Award. The award is presented annually to the region that makes the greatest progress toward improving the safety of their facilities and exemplifying Reclamation’s vision statement of “I Care About Safety”. “We are extremely proud of the work the Lower Colorado Region has done to foster a safe work environment,” said Commissioner Burman. “The success of our safety program depends on every employee working together to embody the vision statement of “I Care About Safety”. Read More  →

  • Photo of the Rio Grande flowing through the Colorado town of Del Norte.

    Reclamation awards $1.9 million to fourteen tribes

    Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Brenda Burman announced that fourteen tribes were selected to receive $1.9 million for technical assistance through the Native American Affairs Technical Assistance to Tribes Program. "Reclamation is committed to working with tribes on water management issues," Commissioner Burman said. "This funding will help establish cooperative working relationships with Indian tribes and tribal organizations and ensure they can be fully engaged as they develop, manage and protect their water resources." Read More  →

  • Photo of a Reclamation biologists collecting quagga mussel, water quality samples, for research of quagga mussel habitat suitability.

    Bureau of Reclamation allocates more than $4 million to combat quagga and zebra mussels in the West

    The Bureau of Reclamation has allocated more than $4 million for federal, state, and tribal projects to prevent, contain, control, and monitor invasive quagga and zebra mussels in the West. Invasive mussels pose challenges for Reclamation and others who manage water. Invasive mussels are prolific breeders and settle on or within water facility infrastructure such as water intakes, gates, diversion screens, hydropower equipment, pumps, pipelines and boats. Infested water and hydropower infrastructure can fail or choke off water transmissions. Read More  →

  • Screenshot of river ops page

    Lower Colorado River Operations

    The Lower Colorado River Operations website provides data such as current conditions, projected operations, historical data, ongoing programs and activities, supply, accounting and contracting and annual operating plans. Read More  →
  • Photo of Elf Owl

    Lower Colorado River Multi-Species Conservation Program

    The Lower Colorado River Multi-Species Conservation Program (LCR MSCP) was created to balance the use of the Colorado River water resources with the conservation of native species and their habitats. The program works toward the recovery of species currently listed under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). It also reduces the likelihood of additional species listings. The program area extends over 400 miles of the lower Colorado River from Lake Mead to the southernmost border with Mexico, and includes lakes Mead, Mohave, and Havasu, as well as the historic 100-year floodplain along the main stem of the lower Colorado River. 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 →

Reclamation Recreation Map Recreation.gov

Recreation.gov 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.

Special Notice

The Lower Colorado Region's Statements of Project Construction Cost and Repayment (SPCCR) presenting the relationship between project cost and repayment are available upon request. Please contact Matt Stemmer at (702) 293-8223 or mjstemmer@usbr.gov to obtain a copy of a project SPCCR.

Last Updated: 8/10/18