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  • International Affairs

    Reclamation Provides Dam Safety and Emergency Management Training to Brazil

    Participants gather working in groups during the training.Brazil's National Water Agency, Agência Nacional de Águas or ANA, has been an important partner of the U.S. Department of the Interior since the U.S. Geological Survey signed a multi-year Memorandum of Understanding with them in 2015. The Bureau of Reclamation has partnered with both USGS and ANA since 2016 by providing training and technical assistance on an array of water resources management topics, including dam safety, emergency management, and operation and maintenance of water conveyance systems. In the summer of 2019, Reclamation employees traveled to Brasília, Brazil to conduct two high priority trainings with ANA. Both of these trips and trainings were sponsored by the Brazilian Government. Read More →

  • California Water

    Salmon Habitat Projects completed along the Sacramento River at Anderson River Park

    Side channel excavation and woody material placement underway at Anderson River ParkThe Bureau of Reclamation and its diverse set of partners, including the Yurok Tribe, the State of California, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and several non-governmental organizations, completed a new side channel habitat improvement project in Anderson River Park, south of Redding, at the end of 2019. The project re-established an historic side channel through Anderson River Park providing year-round flow through the channel for juvenile salmon rearing habitat. The Yurok Tribe served as construction contractor, excavating one-half mile of side channel. Total new habitat established is a nearly one-mile long side channel flowing year-round. Read More →

  • Prize Competitions

    Reclamation awards $75,000 to boost innovation for excluding fish from water diversions and intakes

    Fish screens are used at water diversions and intakes in freshwater rivers and estuaries to keep fish safe and in their natural environment.The Bureau of Reclamation launched a prize competition seeking innovative methods to exclude fish from water diversions and intakes. Of the 38 potential solutions received, six winners will share a total prize pool of $75,000. The competition addressed the limitations in current technology to exclude certain fish species and size classes in a cost-effective manner. Read More →

  • Lake Powell

    Reclamation seeks public comment on the proposed Lake Powell Pipeline Project

    Glen Canyon Dam, Page, ArizonaThe 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 →

  • 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  →


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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 1/17/20