News, Stories & Media

  • Facilities

    Groundbreaking begins on Truckee River to improve cutthroat trout passage at Derby Dam

    Derby Dam with mountains in the background.

    The Bureau of Reclamation joined its partners today at Derby Dam to celebrate the start of a $23.3-million infrastructure project that promises to greatly improve passage for Lahontan cutthroat trout journeying to upstream rearing and spawning habitat for the first time in a century. Read More →

  • Employees

    Reclamation Celebrates Graduates of the Power System Electrical Apprenticeship Program at Hoover Dam

    Pictured are the Power System Electrical Apprenticeship graduates at Hoover Dam.

    On August 8, the most recent class of Hoover Dam’s Power System Electrician Apprentices — Corinna Wittig, Chris Hanson, Dustin Shigematsu, Richard Stewart and Paul Valdez — graduated from their four-year program, becoming journeyman electricians. The graduates have earned certificates from the Department of Labor, Nevada State Apprenticeship Council and the Lower Colorado Dams Office, along with this highly anticipated graduation ceremony. To the delight of all present, including upper management, family members and well-wishing coworkers, the ceremony was a capstone celebration of the graduates’ accomplishments and expression of gratitude to their families, leaders and instructors. Read More →

  • Prize Competitions

    Reclamation selects prize competition winners to improve hydropower generation unit monitoring

    Power generators like these ones at Parker Dam may benefit from the information learned in this prize competition.

    Hydropower units at Bureau of Reclamation facilities reliably and safely produce power and rely upon electronic instruments to collect data and monitor the hydropower machines. Through the Powering Electronic Equipment on a Rotating Shaft Prize Competition, Reclamation selected nine ideas to share $35,000 in prizes that show potential to improve these monitoring devices. Read More →

  • WaterSMART

    Reclamation awards $16.98 million to five projects for water recycling and reuse in California, Hawaii and Texas

    Reverse osmosis membranes are used in the water treatment process in water reclamation and reuse projects.The Bureau of Reclamation will provide a total of $16.98 million to five communities in California, Hawaii and Texas to help plan, design and construct congressionally authorized Title XVI Water Reclamation and Reuse Projects. Title XVI is part of Reclamation’s WaterSMART Program that focuses on improving water conservation and helping water-resource managers across the West to make sound decisions about water use. Learn More →

  • Dam Safety

    Reclamation recommends alternatives for addressing seismic concerns at B.F. Sisk Dam

    The Bureau of Reclamation has evaluated the potential environmental impacts of various alternatives to reduce seismic risks at B.F. Sisk Dam, located in Merced County. The recommended action from the environmental impact statement/environmental impact report will address potential seismic-induced destabilization of the dam, reduce safety concerns and maintain water supply deliveries to state and federal water contractors. Read More →

  • Video

    McKay Dam High Flows 2019

    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...

Recreation & Public Use

New Melones Launches Every Kid in a Park Pass Every Kid Outdoors

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: 9/20/19