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The Bureau of Reclamation and its diverse set of partners, including the Yurok Tribe, the State of California, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and several non-governmental organizations, completed a new side channel habitat improvement project in Anderson River Park, south of Redding, at the end of 2019. Read More →
Brazil's National Water Agency, Agência Nacional de Águas or ANA, has been an important partner of the U.S. Department of the Interior since the U.S. Geological Survey signed a multi-year Memorandum of Understanding with them in 2015. The Bureau of Reclamation has partnered with both USGS and ANA since 2016 by providing training and technical assistance on an array of water resources management topics, including dam safety, emergency management, and operation and maintenance of water conveyance systems. In the summer of 2019, Reclamation employees traveled to Brasília, Brazil to conduct two high priority trainings with ANA. Both of these trips and trainings were sponsored by the Brazilian Government. Read More →
The Bureau of Reclamation today announced that it is making grant funding available under the WaterSMART Drought Response Program to develop and update drought contingency plans that will build long-term resiliency to drought. Read More →
The Bureau of Reclamation has awarded nearly $1 million for projects under an innovative pilot-scale water treatment technologies and desalination program. The selected projects will receive funding through cooperative agreements and will include a period of pilot testing at the Brackish Groundwater National Desalination Research Facility in Alamogordo, New Mexico, and other sites across the country. Read More →
The Bureau of Reclamation signed yesterday both the Record of Decision that created the El Dorado County Water Agency long-term water service contract and the contract itself, making up to 15,000 acre-feet available for the water agency annually. Read More →
Unprecedented flows at McKay Dam near Pendleton, Oregon. Reclamation and local officials are working together to manage the volume of water rushing through the system. Learn more...