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  • Colorado River

    Interior and Reclamation seek formal input from governors to protect Colorado River Basin

    The Department of the Interior, through the Bureau of Reclamation, submitted a notice to the Federal Register today seeking recommendations from the governors of the seven Colorado River Basin states for protective actions Interior should take amid ongoing severe and prolonged drought. This notice recognizes the need for prompt action to enhance and ensure sustainability of Colorado River water supplies throughout the southwestern United States. Learn More →

  • Prize Competition

    Four winners to share $75,000 for ideas submitted in Bureau of Reclamation's Detecting Leaks and Flaws in Water Pipelines Prize Competition

    To find new, innovative ways to identify leaks and flaws in large diameter buried pipelines, Reclamation launched a prize competition in 2018. After an extensive review, four winners were selected to share $75,000 for their novel solutions. More than 20,000 miles of buried pipeline supports the Bureau of Reclamation's mission of delivering water to its various water users. Much of this inventory includes pipelines with diameters larger than 48 inches, comprising a variety of pipe materials. As the pipes age, they are increasingly susceptible to leaks and flaws, and there is currently no single technique or tool to precisely determine how bad a leak is and the location of a leak or flaw in a specific pipeline. Timely leak detection allows water managers to better manage maintenance requirements, conserve scarce water resources and increase the reliability of service to clients. Learn More →

  • International Affairs

    Malaysian delegation visits, collaborates with Reclamation staff on dam safety project

    On January 31, a Malaysian delegation of four individuals from the Universiti Tenga Nasional met with staff from Bureau of Reclamation’s Security, Safety and Law Enforcement Office, Policy and Administration Office and Technical Service Center to collaborate on a project to create a benchmarking system for Probable Maximum Flood policy compliance. Learn More →

  • Video

    Exploring More Water Storage - Anderson Ranch Dam

    To address significant urban growth and additional water demands in Boise's Treasure Valley, a study has been launched to explore the feasibility of increased storage at Anderson Ranch Dam. The Bureau of Reclamation has begun exploratory drilling at Anderson Ranch Dam located on the south fork of the Boise River in south-central Idaho.

Recreation & Public Use

New Melones Launches Every Kid in a Park Pass Every Kid in a Park

Our country is full of dazzling landscapes where you can play and learn. They protect our wildlife and resources. They let us look into the past and protect our history. Keeping them public supports a healthy planet. Learn More →

Statement of Project Construction Cost and Repayment Statements Are Available from Reclamation

Last Updated: 2/11/19