News, Stories & Media

  • California Water

    Public comment period open for critical Shasta Dam proposal to increase water storage for Californians and fish

    Shasta DamThe Bureau of Reclamation has proposed raising the Shasta Dam and is seeking public input on the Shasta Lake Water Resources Investigation Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement. By raising the 600-foot-tall Shasta Dam by 3% or an additional 18.5 feet, the proposed project would increase water storage capacity in the Shasta Lake reservoir by 634,000 acre-feet or more than 200 billion gallons—enough water to support two million people a year. Read More →

  • Research

    Knowledge Stream: Improving Employee Safety, Noise Control in Powerplants

    The cover of the knowledge stream on noise control.Welcome! In this issue of the Knowledge Stream we are sharing about how we're addressing noise-related safety challenges in Reclamation's powerplants and other facilities. Reducing noise helps to protect employees from the impacts of noise-induced hearing loss, create a better working environment, and promote employee safety and health. Read More →

  • Recreation

    Flaming Gorge Dam Visitor Center increases recreational access

    Aerial view of Flaming Gorge Dam and Reservoir.Following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and state and local public health authorities, the Bureau of Reclamation will increase access at Flaming Gorge Visitor Center beginning Monday, August 3. Reclamation is working across the 17 western states in close coordination with federal, state, and local public health authorities to actively monitor the COVID-19 pandemic while using a phased approach to increase public access on a case-by-case basis. Read More →

  • Klamath

    Reclamation invests in new science updates for Klamath Project

    The sun rising over upper Klamath Lake near Klamath Falls, Oregon.In response to Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt and Reclamation Commissioner Brenda Burman's recent visit with Klamath Basin ranchers, farmers, tribes and community officials, Reclamation is launching a new science initiative to inform Klamath Project operations. The project supplies water to more than 230,000 acres of irrigated farmland along the border between Oregon and California. Updated science will improve water supply forecasting, operations planning and modeling. Read More →

  • Video

    Cle Elum Dam Fish Passage Tunnel

    Construction continues on the Cle Elum Dam Fish Passage Project, which will provide access to 29 miles of spawning and rearing habitat for salmon, steelhead, bull trout and other native fish.

Recreation & Public Use

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

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 →



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Last Updated: 8/7/20