Stories & Media

  • Employees

    Jason Wagner selected as Reclamation's 2020 Engineer of the Year

    Jason Wagner with Assistant Secretary for Water and Science Tim Petty and Deputy Commissioner Shelby Hagenauer.Jason Wagner, P.E., a civil engineer, is the Bureau of Reclamation's 2020 Engineer of the Year for his work on designing fish passage structures around the West. He was presented his award by Assistant Secretary for Water and Science Tim Petty, Ph.D., and Reclamation Deputy Commissioner Shelby Hagenauer in Washington, D.C., on February 14, 2020. Read More →

  • WaterSMART

    Reclamation awards $3.5 million for 19 projects that will inform water management decisions

    A river running through the mountains surrounded by pine trees.The Bureau of Reclamation selected 19 projects to receive $3.5 million in WaterSMART Applied Science Grants to develop tools and information that will inform and support water management decisions. These projects will be matched by more than $4.5 million, non-federal cost-match, supporting a total project cost of $8 million. Read More →

  • Water Settlements

    Reclamation allocates $120 million to tribal water projects

    Pipeline being installed during construction earlier on the Navajo-Gallup Water Supply Project.Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Brenda Burman initiated the first annual allocation of $120 million from the Reclamation Water Settlements Fund for Indian water rights settlements. The allocation will provide important funding for the Navajo-Gallup Water Supply Project in northern New Mexico and water projects on the Blackfeet Reservation in northwestern Montana. Read More →

  • Prize Competitions

    Reclamation awards $75,000 for ideas that lower cost of continuous streamflow monitoring

    Colorado RiverThe Bureau of Reclamation partnered with the U.S. Geological Survey for a prize competition seeking innovative ideas to significantly reduce the cost of continuous streamflow monitoring compared to current methods while also increasing the availability of streamflow data. Accurate and reliable records from continuous streamflow monitoring stations are vital to water resources planning, design, management and research. Of the 40 potential cost-saving solutions received, five winners were selected to share a total prize pool of $75,000. Read More →

  • New Reclamation Identity

    Commissioner Burman's Message on New Logo

  • 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  →


Projects & Places

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 → screen shot. 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 2/21/20