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  • WaterSMART

    Bureau of Reclamation selects 54 projects to receive $26.5 million to improve water efficiency in the West

    Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Brenda Burman announced that Reclamation has selected 54 projects to receive a total of $26.5 million through WaterSMART water and energy efficiency grants. This funding will be leveraged to accomplish approximately $167 million in improvements throughout the West. The projects funded with these grants include canal lining and piping, automated gates and control systems, and installation of advanced metering. Learn More →

  • Fisheries

    Reclamation awards $76 million contract for construction at Cle Elum Dam

    The Bureau of Reclamation awarded a $75,967,000 contract on Sept. 17 to Spokane’s Garco Construction, Inc., for construction services at Cle Elum Dam. Construction activity will begin in spring 2019 and end in the summer 2023. Learn More →

  • Hoover Dam

    Reclamation to offer modified Hoover Dam tours during visitor center remodel and tour elevator upgrades

    The Bureau of Reclamation announced today that on October 1, construction will begin to remodel and enhance one level of the Hoover Dam Visitor Center and modernize the facility’s primary tour elevators. To accommodate the construction, temporary alteration of its internal tour and Visitor Center operations is necessary. Learn More →

  • Recreation

    Fall events and recreation at New Melones Lake

    The Bureau of Reclamation will host a variety of events and activities for people of all ages this fall at New Melones Lake. From kayaking to critters, there is something for everyone! All activities are free and suitable for all ages, although children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Participants should wear sturdy shoes and weather appropriate clothing. A water bottle and sunscreen are also recommended. Learn More →

  • Video

    Prize Competition - Sediment Removal Techniques for Reservoir Sustainability

    Reclamation and its collaborators are launching a new prize competition seeking new or improved techniques for reservoir sediment removal and transport of the removed sediment in a cost-effective manner that preserves and sustains the operational objectives of the reservoir. Reservoir sedimentation has become a significant problem with the aging of water storage facilities. Sediment deposition in reservoirs limits the active life of reservoirs by reducing reservoir storage capacity for water supply or flood risk reduction. Sedimentation also impacts dam outlets, reservoir water intakes, water quality, recreation, upstream flood stage, and downstream habitat. To learn more about this prize competition and other competitions Reclamation has hosted, please visit

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: 10/12/18