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Reclamation funding helps heal a river scarred by Gold Rush legacy
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
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 lightFederal, 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
Central 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.
Shasta 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
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
When 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:
Along 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 →
Last Updated: 2/22/24