News, Stories & Media

  • Supporting Tribal Nations

    Reclamation awards $1.9 million to fourteen tribes

    Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Brenda Burman announced that fourteen tribes were selected to receive $1.9 million for technical assistance through the Native American Affairs Technical Assistance to Tribes Program. Learn More →

  • WaterSMART

    Bureau of Reclamation provides 27 projects $2.6 million in WaterSMART Cooperative Watershed Management Program grants

    Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Brenda Burman announced that 27 entities were selected to receive a total of $2.6 million to establish or further develop watershed groups in order to address water quantity or quality through Cooperative Watershed Management Program Grants. Of the 27 entities selected, 19 are existing watershed groups, including one from the Virgin Islands, and 8 are establishing a new watershed group. Learn More →

  • Invasive Mussels

    Bureau of Reclamation allocates more than $4 million to combat quagga and zebra mussels in the West

    The Bureau of Reclamation has allocated more than $4 million for federal, state, and tribal projects to prevent, contain, control, and monitor invasive quagga and zebra mussels in the West. This funding advances actions announced by Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke in June 2017 as part of the initiative called "Safeguarding the West: Actions to Strengthen Federal, State, and Tribal Coordination to Address Invasive Mussels." This funding builds on $1 million in 2017 to support initiatives by the federal government, as well as work by the Western Governors’ Association, western states, and tribes to protect western ecosystems, water infrastructure, and hydroelectric facilities from invasive mussels. Learn More →

  • Facilities

    Shasta Dam closure remains

    Access across Shasta Dam, the Shasta Dam Visitor Center and the Shasta Dam Tours will remain closed until further notice. While the evacuation order has been lifted in the area of Shasta Dam Road, access to the dam and Bureau of Reclamation facilities will remain limited to emergency crews that are assisting with the Carr Fire suppression efforts. Learn More →

  • Video

    Lake Nighthorse Recreation Area Dedication Ceremony - Commissioner Brenda Burman Remarks

    The Bureau of Reclamation and City of Durango held a dedication ceremony this morning at the Lake Nighthorse Recreation Area located near Durango, Colo. The ceremony celebrated the collaboration and hard work between numerous stakeholders and partners to make recreation a reality at the site, including: the Animas-La Plata Conservation District, Animas-La Plata Operation, Maintenance, and Replacement Association, City of Durango, La Plata County, Reclamation, Southern Ute Indian Tribe and Ute Mountain Ute Indian Tribe.

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: 8/3/18