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The Bureau of Reclamation allowed Millerton Lake to spill over the top of Friant Dam July 9, 2019, during a spillway gates test. The reservoir’s capacity is 520,000 acre-feet and is at full capacity for the first time since 2017. Read More →
Reclamation selects winners of competition to develop solutions for removing sediment from reservoirs
Reclamation launched a prize competition seeking new and improved techniques for the removal of sediment and transport of that sediment in a cost-effective manner. Of the 40 potential solutions received, six winners will share $75,000. Sedimentation is a significant problem for aging reservoirs as it reduces the amount of water that can be stored. It also impacts the dam outlets, water quality, recreation and downstream habitat. Read More →
Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Brenda Burman established new policy to improve the long-term viability of Central Valley Project hydropower. The policy direction – focused on cost stability, lost production opportunities, improving the value of the resources and customer service – is a result of a customer initiative started last year. Read More →
On Thursday, May 30, the Lower Colorado Region (LCR) hosted a high-energy performance by the Hawaiian Ohana group to commemorate Asian American Pacific Islander Month – observed nationally by the federal government during May. 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...