News Releases

  • California Water

    May 22, 2019
    Reclamation updates 2019 Central Valley Project South-of-Delta water allocations

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Bureau of Reclamation Wednesday issued updated Central Valley Project South-of-Delta allocations for the 2019 contract year. This update reflects ongoing water supply improvements due to the latest series of storms.

    With this month’s update, South-of-Delta ... (

  • Recreation

    May 21, 2019
    Reclamation announces water levels at Montana reservoirs

    BILLINGS, Montana —The Bureau of Reclamation has announced that water levels at most Reclamation-managed reservoirs east of the continental divide in Montana are at or above average for this time of year.

    “Most boat ramps will be usable at all Reclamation reservoirs east of the ... (Read More →)

  • Recreation

    May 21, 2019
    Reclamation reminds public on rules for camping and recreating on public lands

    BILLINGS, Montana – With the 2019 recreation season upon us, the Bureau of Reclamation would like to remind the public recreating on public lands administered by Reclamation, of rules for camping and boating at Tiber, Fresno, and Nelson Reservoirs. Reclamation asks the public to minimize impacts t... (Read More →)

  • Bureau of Reclamation

    May 20, 2019
    Interior and states sign historic drought agreements to protect Colorado River

    BOULDER CITY, NEV. – The Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation and representatives from all seven Colorado River Basin states gathered today and signed completed drought contingency plans for the Upper and Lower Colorado River basins. These completed plans are designed to reduce risks ... (Read More →)

  • Facilities

    May 20, 2019
    Reclamation further reduces McKay Dam releases

    PENDLETON, Ore.–While a flood watch remains in effect until Monday, May 20, updated weather forecasts have prompted the Bureau of Reclamation to decrease releases this morning to 100 cubic feet per second out of McKay Dam.

    The Bureau of Reclamation, in coordination with the National ... (Read More →)

  • May 18, 2019
    Reclamation ramps down flows out of McKay Dam

    PENDLETON, Ore. – Based on observed inflows overnight and updated weather forecasts, the Bureau of Reclamation will gradually decrease releases to 500 cubic feet per second out of McKay Dam by noon local time.

    Significant rainfall in the Pendleton area is predicted to continue over t... (Read More →)