News, Stories & Media

  • Yakima Basin

    Final EIS for Kachess and Keechelus projects posted

    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 →

  • Youth

    Interior and Reclamation seek formal input from governors to protect Colorado River Basin

    Every year the Bureau of Reclamation welcomes some of the best and brightest college students for internship opportunities at a Reclamation facility or office. This year we are especially proud that one of our interns, Rachel Godard, has received a scholarship from the National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE) to assist in furthering her academic career. Rachel is a sophomore and honor roll recipient at Colorado School of Mines, studying mechanical engineering. Rachel has interned with the Bureau of Reclamation for the past two summers and throughout the 2018-2019 school year, where she has been mentored by Dr. Jessica Torrey and Dr. Bobbi Jo Merten. Learn More →

  • Security, Safety and Law Enforcement

    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 →

  • Video

    Prize Competition: Improved Fish Exclusion Prize Competition

    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...

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 →



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Last Updated: 3/19/19