Northern lights over Shasta Dam. Photo taken by Instagram @m.starkdust
Northern lights over Shasta Dam. Photo by Instagram @m.starkdust
Morning Glory spillway near Whiskeytown Dam
Morning Glory Spillway
Lake Berryessa
Lake Berryessa
Friant Kern Canal
Friant Kern Canal

Stories and Media

  • CGB Regional Director, Commissioner, DOI and Partners Highlight Solar Over Canals Project

    A conference at Solar Over Canal The Department of the Interior announced a $19 million investment from President Biden’s Investing in America agenda to install solar panels over irrigation canals in California, Oregon and Utah, simultaneously decreasing evaporation of critical water supplies and advancing clean energy goals. View Flickr Album or Read more>

  • Reclamation funding helps heal a river scarred by Gold Rush legacy

    Shasta Dam and reservoir A degraded stretch of the Yuba River in Northern California is now a haven for migrating fish thanks to a major restoration project supported by Central Valley Project Improvement Act funding. Read More →

  • Why all the noise?! We're celebrating the completion of the Gray Lodge Wildlife Area Water Supply Project!

    Reclamation & partners recently celebrated the completion of the Gray Lodge Wildlife Area Water Supply Improvement Project to provide reliable water supplies for Pacific Flyway wetlands & Sac Valley farms.

    Read the full story in the dynamic Arc GIS #StoryMap: Read More →

  • Just Released - Reclamation’s Shasta StoryMap series continues with comprehensive analysis of water project modeling, alternatives

    Image of Shasta Dam in California

    Reclamation is updating operating rules for the long-term operation of the Central Valley Project. An in-depth modeling exercise was performed to help develop alternatives for consideration. Check out an overview of the process using the dynamic ArcGis StoryMap format. Link to Chapter 2

  • B.F. Sisk Dam Raise and Reservoir Expansion gets the green light

    Representatives from across the Bureau of Reclamation.

    Federal, state, and local leaders gathered at San Luis Reservoir Friday, Oct. 20 for a signing ceremony launching the first major reservoir expansion in California in more than a decade. Read More →
  • Reaping the benefits of a wet winter

    Representatives from across ReclamationCentral Valley Project contractors accessed hundreds of thousands of acre-feet of floodwater provided by Reclamation in 2023, recharging groundwater basins that are a critical part of California’s water supply. Read More →

  • Operating Shasta in a New Climate

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    Reclamation and partners are working on a new, long-term operation plan for Shasta to better fit today's environment. Check out the dynamic StoryMap below outlining the challenges facing Shasta Dam & Reservoir as it emerges from the latest drought.

  • Link to StoryMap → Operating Shasta in a New Climate

    Shasta Dam and reservoirShasta Reservoir is the centerpiece of the Central Valley Project - a major infrastructure component with effects reaching far beyond its confines in the upper Sacramento Valley. Read More →

  • California-Great Basin Region 2022 Year in Review

    Shasta DamThis year's annual report is presented in the dynamic ArcGIS Storymap format, which shares a lively and captivating tour through several milestone events and achievements of 2022. Enjoy! Read More →

  • 2023 Reclamation Construction and Geology Workshop

    Water Year 23 graphicRepresentatives from across Reclamation attended the 2023 Construction and Geology Workshop at B.F. Sisk Dam and San Luis Reservoir in the California-Great Basin Region March 7-9.

  • Making the Friant-Kern Canal Whole Again

    Friant Kern CanalWhen a key section of a 72-year-old, 152-mile canal no longer functions optimally, solving the problem requires ingenuity, skill, and know-how. Learn More →

  • Curious about flood operations at Folsom Dam during the January storm events? Learn more here:

  • Modifying A River Channel To Boost Salmon Productivity

    Crews carving a side river channel and reshaping the main riverbed with gravel for juvenile fishAlong the banks of the Sacramento River near Redding, the ancestral home of Chinook salmon, a major project is making the waters more hospitable for the juvenile fish... Learn More →

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Statement of Construction Cost and Repayment

The California-Great Basin Regional projects statement of construction cost and repayment presenting the relationship between project cost and repayment are available by contacting public affairs at 916-978-5100 (TTY 800-877-8339) or mppublicaffairs@usbr.gov


Last Updated: 5/17/24