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  • Hydropower

    Reclamation awards Boca Dam safety modification construction contract

    The Bureau of Reclamation has awarded a $19.7 million construction contract to NW Construction Inc. of Bozeman, Montana, for Boca Dam safety modifications. Boca Dam, 6 miles northeast of Truckee, will be modified to better resist seismic forces during an earthquake. Construction may begin as early as April 2019 and continue until October 2020. Learn More →

  • Colorado River

    Reclamation Releases Colorado River Basin Ten Tribes Partnership Tribal Water Study

    Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Brenda Burman announced today the release of the Colorado River Basin Ten Tribes Partnership Tribal Water Study that was conducted collaboratively with the member tribes of the Ten Tribes Partnership. The study documents how Partnership Tribes currently use their water, projects how future water development could occur and describes the potential effects of future tribal water development on the Colorado River System. The study also identifies challenges related to the use of tribal water and explores opportunities that provide a wide range of benefits to both Partnership Tribes and other water users. Learn More →

  • Dam Safety

    Robert Pike Named Bureau of Reclamation's Chief of Dam Safety

    Robert Pike, P.E., has been selected as the Bureau of Reclamation's Chief of Dam Safety. Pike will oversee the Dam Safety Program, which evaluates safety deficiencies and implements proactive solutions at dams across Reclamation. The Dam Safety Program is composed of two components, The Safety Evaluation of Existing Dams and Initiating Safety of Dams Corrective Actions Program. The Safety Evaluation of Existing Dams program is responsible for performing site evaluations and to identify dams that pose an increased risk to the public and to complete the related analyses needed to expedite corrective action decisions and safeguard the public and associated resources. Learn More →

  • Hoover Dam

    Reclamation to offer modified Hoover Dam tours during visitor center remodel and tour elevator upgrades

    The Bureau of Reclamation announced today that on October 1, construction will begin to remodel and enhance one level of the Hoover Dam Visitor Center and modernize the facility’s primary tour elevators. To accommodate the construction, temporary alteration of its internal tour and Visitor Center operations is necessary. Learn More →

  • Video

    Exploring More Water Storage - Anderson Ranch Dam

    To address significant urban growth and additional water demands in Boise's Treasure Valley, a study has been launched to explore the feasibility of increased storage at Anderson Ranch Dam. The Bureau of Reclamation has begun exploratory drilling at Anderson Ranch Dam located on the south fork of the Boise River in south-central Idaho.

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: 1/11/19