Stories and Media

  • 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 reservoir

  • California-Great Basin Region 2022 Year in Review

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    This 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 →

  • The Story Behind the "Last Bucket of Concrete Photo at Shasta Dam"

  • Reclamation seeks volunteers for the American River Water Education Center at Folsom Dam

    ARWEC CenterThe Bureau of Reclamation’s Central California Area Office is seeking volunteers to assist at the American River Water Education Center. 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

Last Updated: 8/21/23