News & Highlights
WASHINGTON – The Department of the Interior, through the Bureau of Reclamation, submitted a notice to the Federal Register seeking recommendations from the governors of the seven Colorado River Basin states for protective actions Interior should take amid ongoing severe and prolonged... Read More →
After over 38 years of public service for the Bureau of Reclamation Brent Rhees is retiring. Please join us for a celebration in his honor Thursday, Feburary 28, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the
Wallace F. Bennett Federal Building
125 South State Street, Room 8105
Salt Lake City, Utah.
Please RSVP by February 14 to JoAn Hanson at ☏ 801 524-3620 or ✉ email@example.com. More info →
GRAND JUNCTION, COLO. - The Bureau of Reclamation is seeking proposals to lease the right to develop hydroelectric power at Silver Jack Dam, part of the Bostwick Park Project, located near Montrose, Colorado, under a Lease of Power Privilege (LOPP).
A LOPP is a contractual right ... Read More →
SUPPORTING TRIBAL NATIONS
WASHINGTON – 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 ... Read More →
GRAND JUNCTION, COLO. - The Bureau of Reclamation has released a draft Finding of No Significant Impact and Environmental Assessment on the Aspen Canal Piping Project located in Delta County, Colorado. The project would replace approximately 5.6 miles of open irrigation ditch with buried pipe... Read More →
PAGE, Ariz. – The Bureau of Reclamation, under the direction of the Department of the Interior, will increase water releases from Glen Canyon Dam beginning on Monday, November 5, 2018 and ending November 8. This release is in support of a high flow experiment (HFE) in partnership with the National ... Read More →
Statement by Lower Colorado Regional Director Terry Fulp, Ph.D., and Upper Colorado Regional Director Brent Rhees on important progress towards adopting effective Drought Contingency Plans in 2018
SALT LAKE CITY – The seven Colorado River Basin States have taken an important step forward by releasing draft drought contingency plans for the Upper and Lower Basins. The Bureau of Reclamation commends the work of the many partners in the Basin. We are encouraged by their progress in responding to ongoing drought conditions that continue to threaten reservoir elevations at an unprecedented rate. We encourage the states to finalize their draft agreements by December 2018 to ensure the sustainability of the Colorado River system.
The seven Colorado River Basin States include Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. All seven Basin States share vital interests in the waters of the Colorado River, which provides water to more than 40 million people, and have worked diligently to develop a set of draft agreements.
Advisory–The Upper Colorado Regional projects statement of construction cost and repayment (SPCCR) presenting the relationship between project cost and repayment are available. Please contact our Finance Officer, Shara Hillier at 801-524-3660 or firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain a copy of the project SPCCR.