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The Bureau of Reclamation and Washington State Department of Ecology have posted a final environmental impact statement related to projects in the Upper Yakima River basin designed to improve water supply during drought, and enhance streamflows and aquatic habitat for fish. The EIS was prepared in conjunction with over-arching goals of the Yakima River basin Integrated Water Resources Management Plan. Learn More →
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Scott Swanson selected as Deputy Director for Security, Safety and Law Enforcement at Bureau of Reclamation
Bureau of Reclamation's Director for Security, Safety and Law Enforcement Karen Knight has announced the selection of Scott Swanson as the Deputy Director for SSLE. Swanson will be responsible for internal planning and operations for the organization. Swanson joined Reclamation in 2015 as a supervisor in the Policy and Administration, Program Services Office where he oversaw Programmatic Internal Controls and the Reclamation Manual. He moved to SSLE in 2017 as the chief of the Program and Emergency Management Office where he oversaw emergency management, continuity of operations and aviation for Reclamation. Learn More →
The Bureau of Reclamation has a new prize competition that is seeking ideas to keep fish safe from water diversions and intakes. Keeping fish from entering a water diversion or intake is important for the aquatic species and promoting a more sustainable water supply. While there are exclusion methods for some fish species today, advancements are needed to improve efficiency of those protections, protect a wider range and size of fish species, and reduce the cost of operating, maintaining and constructing conventional fish exclusion methods. Learn more...