News Stories

  • Research and Development

    Oct 17, 2018
    Brackish Groundwater National Desalination Research Facility hosts water treatment innovations workshop

    ALAMOGORDO, NEW MEXICO - The Brackish Groundwater National Desalination Research Facility in Alamogordo, New Mexico, hosted the first annual water treatment innovations and networking workshop. Nearly 100 people attended to see more than 11 presentations from clients of the facility about their ... (Read More →)

  • Facilities

    Oct 03, 2018
    Exploratory work begins to raise Shasta Dam

    Over the next several months, Bureau of Reclamation geologists are extracting core samples from on, around and deep within Shasta Dam. Gathered data will be used to characterize concrete and geology conditions related to a proposed 18 ½ feet Shasta Dam raise.

    The federal government h... (

  • International Affairs

    Sep 24, 2018
    Reclamation hosts Brazilian study tour

    From Sept. 9 to 19, Reclamation’s Mid-Pacific Region hosted a delegation of 11 officials from the Ministry of National Integration and the National Water Agency of Brazil. The group came to the United States for a Central Valley Project and the Newlands Project study tour, including the Truckee ... (Read More →)

  • Conservation

    Sep 05, 2018
    Park rangers, volunteers release rescued bald eagle at New Melones Lake

    In late July, Bureau of Reclamation park rangers Grant Harrison and Pat Sanders rescued a young bald eagle found stuck along New Melones Lake after swallowing a fishing hook. The young eagle, who was malnourished and unable to move, was safely removed and transported to a wildlife rescue for ... (Read More →)

  • Bureau of Reclamation

    Aug 28, 2018
    New Melones park rangers, volunteers rescue bald eagle

    The air was filled with heavy smoke on the morning of July 29, 2018. A call came out over the radio from the New Melones Lake Visitor Center of a young eagle in distress near the Mark Twain Day Use Area. Visitor Center volunteer Renee Isaacs was informed of the eagle’s need for assistance by ... (Read More →)

  • Bureau of Reclamation

    Aug 15, 2018
    Reclamation works with partners to secure dams and facilities from wildland fire

    The Washington Flats Fire started seven miles north of Reclamation’s largest hydropower facility, Grand Coulee Dam, in early July 2018. This human-caused wildland fire was largely contained within 24 hours using crews, engines and air support. On July 13, 2018, the 385-acre wildfire was 100 p... (Read More →)