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  • Facilities

    Reclamation seeks public comment on potential changes to water storage in the Boise River system

    Anderson Ranch Dam on the Boise River.

    Planning for future water needs in the Boise River basin is essential to ensure a secure water supply for future generations. The Bureau of Reclamation and the Idaho Water Resource Board have been studying options for increasing water storage capacity within the Boise River system via an ongoing feasibility study. Read More →

  • WaterSMART

    Reclamation funds local watershed projects in Montana, Oklahoma and Idaho

    Ruedi Reservoir in Colorado, a reservoir in the mountains.

    The Bureau of Reclamation will provide a total of $331,792 to three groups who will undertake collaborative, on-the-ground watershed management projects. The funding will help address critical water supply needs, water quality concerns, restoration needs, meet competing demands and avoid conflicts over water. The Reclamation funding will be leveraged to support $1.2 million in watershed management improvements. Read More →

  • Drought

    Reclamation announces grant funding opportunity for drought resiliency projects in 2020 and 2021

    A dry river in the western United States.

    The Bureau of Reclamation announced that it is making grant funding available to assist communities build long-term resilience for future droughts. Part of the WaterSMART Drought Response Program, this funding opportunity is for projects in 2020 and 2021. Read More →

  • Water Supply

    Reclamation announces slight improvement to Yakima basin water supply - August forecast

    The Bureau of Reclamation’s August 2019 Total Water Supply Available forecast for the Yakima basin indicates the water supply will fully satisfy senior water rights. Junior water rights will receive an estimated 69% of their entitlements for the period June 3–September 30. This prediction denotes an increase of two percent from the previous month’s forecast. Read More →

  • Recreation

    Lake Berryessa begins fee program to improve facilities

    Lake Berryessa from the air.

    The Bureau of Reclamation will implement day use and boat launching fee changes at Lake Berryessa beginning August 12 to help improve Lake Berryessa’s local facilities, provide increased visitor services and protect natural resources. An open house about the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act program will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on July 26 at Lake Berryessa’s Oak Shores entrance station. Read More →

  • Bureau of Reclamation

    Reclamation is the largest wholesale water supplier in the United States, and the nation's second largest producer of hydroelectric power. Its facilities also provide substantial flood control, recreation, and fish and wildlife benefits. Read More  →


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Recreation & Public Use

Reclamation Recreation Map Reclamation Land Use

The public may apply to use Reclamation land, facilities, and waterbodies, and may engage in the use only after proper authorization is received from Reclamation. Use authorizations are not required for permitted public recreational use of recreation areas and facilities open to the public. Read More →


Reclamation Recreation Map Reclamation Recreation Website

Reclamation projects have created a variety of recreation opportunities on the rivers downstream from the dams, including world class whitewater rafting and fishing opportunities. Read More →


Recreation.gov screen shot. Recreation.gov

Recreation.gov helps you discover and book trips at Reclamation facilities and at all of America's public places. Read More →


RWIS Graphic Reclamation Water Information System

RWIS makes water and related data available for easy download and use. Visit the RWIS web site.


Statement of Project Construction Cost and Repayment Statements Are Available from Reclamation

Reclamation has been accumulating construction cost and repayment data since the first reimbursable project began and created the Statement of Project Construction Cost and Repayment (SPCCR) to capture cost and repayment data by project, for internal use only. However, these are now available by request. Read More →



Last Update 8/16/19