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  • Facilities

    Secretary Zinke, Commissioner Burman tour Carr Fire

    Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke was in Redding, California, this week to see impacts of the Carr Fire, including impacts to DOI public lands and facilities. Reclamation facilities, including Shasta Dam and Keswick, Carr and Spring Creek power plants,were in the thick of the fire earlier this month. Facilities were evacuated, and half of the Northern California Area Office's employees were personally evacuated from their homes. Learn More →

  • Research

    Bureau of Reclamation launches funding opportunity for 2019 Desalination and Water Purification Research Program

    The Bureau of Reclamation is making the 2019 funding opportunity for the Desalination and Water Purification Research Program. The funding opportunity is available for private industry, universities, water utilities and other research sponsors to submit proposals to cost-share laboratory-scale and pilot-scale projects that address DWPR goals and objectives. Learn More →

  • Facility Management

    Water Managers Partner to Preserve Middle Rio Grande Flows

    The Bureau of Reclamation and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) have issued the final Environmental Assessment (EA) and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the proposed removal and replacement of the Upper Snow Lake water discharge control valve. The water control valve structure is located on land owned by the Service and surrounded by the Alpine Lakes Wilderness Area in Chelan County, Washington. Learn More →

  • Wildlife

    Park rangers, volunteers release rescued bald eagle at New Melones Lake

    In late July, Bureau of Reclamation park rangers Grant Harrison and Pat Sanders rescued a young bald eagle found stuck along New Melones Lake after swallowing a fishing hook. The young eagle, who was malnourished and unable to move, was safely removed and transported to a wildlife rescue for rehabilitation. Learn More →

  • Video

    Prize Competition - Powering Electronic Equipment on a Rotating Shaft

    The Bureau of Reclamation is launching a new prize competition seeking solutions to provide direct current power of up to 20 watts for electronic instruments on hydropower generating units’ rotating shafts. Power sources for electronics on rotating shafts presently available include batteries and contact solutions. However, existing technologies for these types of power sources are limited with respect to operation, installation, maintenance or other factors. Thus, new solutions are needed to power these instruments, which will be installed permanently on the rotating shaft to collect continuous data of generator operation and performance. Reclamation is partnering with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Bonneville Power Administration on this prize competition. Learn more →

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: 9/14/18