Education

Reclamation has many opportunities for you to learn about issues effecting water management in the western United States.

You can learn about the robust history of the Bureau of Reclamation and how it helped build the economy of the western United States since its authorization in 1902 and became the largest wholesale water supplier in the Nation.

You can find out about Reclamation visitor centers at its facilities throughout the West and other opportunities to learn about water management.

You can learn about how Reclamation addresses issues in the West. This includes water management, hydropower, invasive quagga and zebra mussels, river restoration and climate change.

Finally, learn about how to protect yourself by not swimming or wading through a canal with Otto the Otter.

Last Updated: 10/3/17