Upper Colorado News & Highlights

  • Media Advisory – January 16, 2020

    Reclamation advances water delivery project for Navajo and Jicarilla Apache Nations

    DURANGO, Colo. – The Bureau of Reclamation invites members of the press and public to a meeting to continue negotiations with the Navajo Tribal Utility Authority. The purpose of these negotiations is to agree to terms for an operations, maintenance and replacement contract for the federally-owned Cutter Lateral features of the Navajo-Gallup Water Supply Project, located near Bloomfield, New Mexico. Read More 

  • News Release – January 6, 2020

    Reclamation holds Lake Powell Pipeline public scoping meetings

    UTAH – The Bureau of Reclamation, acting for the Department of the Interior, invites members of the public and media to attend three scoping meetings on the proposed Lake Powell Pipeline project. The Utah Board of Water Resources is proposing to build the Lake Powell Pipeline to increase and diversify the water supply in southwestern Utah. The pipeline would deliver up to 86,249 acre-feet of water from Lake Powell to Washington and Kane counties to meet future water demands. Read More 

  • WATERSMART – December 19, 2019

    Title XVI Water Reclamation and Reuse Projects Funding Opportunity AnnoucementBureau of Reclamation makes funding available for Title XVI Water Reclamation and Reuse Projects

    WASHINGTON – The Bureau of Reclamation has published a new funding opportunity for sponsors of congressionally authorized Title XVI Water Reclamation and Reuse projects to request cost-shared funding for the planning, design, and/or construction of those projects. Read More 

  • News Release – December 10, 2019

    Deputy Regional Director Wayne Pullan.Reclamation announces Wayne Pullan as deputy regional director for its Interior Region 7 – Upper Colorado Basin

    SALT LAKE CITY — The Bureau of Reclamation recently announced Wayne Pullan as deputy regional director for its Upper Colorado Basin Region. As deputy regional director, Pullan will oversee a variety of water and hydropower programs in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Utah and Wyoming. He begins his new assignment December 9, 2019. Read More 

  • News Release – December 6, 2019

    Reclamation seeks public input on alternatives to reduce salinity and improve water quality in the Colorado River

    GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. – The Bureau of Reclamation is seeking public input on alternatives to reduce salinity in the Colorado River from sources in the Paradox Valley in western Colorado. Currently, the Paradox Valley Unit (PVU) in Montrose County, Colorado, is intercepting naturally occurring brine and injecting it 16,000 feet underground via a deep injection well. The PVU began operating in 1996 and is nearing the end of its useful life. The United States has a water quality obligation to control salt in the Colorado River, in compliance with the Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Act, the Clean Water Act, and a 1944 treaty with Mexico. Read More 

  • News Release – December 6, 2019

    Glen Canyon Dam, Page, ArizonaReclamation seeks public comment on the proposed Lake Powell Pipeline Project

    PROVO, Utah - The Department of the Interior, through the Bureau of Reclamation, has issued a Notice of Intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Lake Powell Pipeline Project (LPP), in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act. Interior is seeking public comment on the scope of the environmental documents. This is the first step in the public scoping process. Read More 

  • News Release – 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 from ongoing drought and protect the single most important water resource in the western United States. Read More 

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