News, Stories & Media

  • Recreation

    Wounded warriors learn to kayak on Lake Berryessa

    Visually impaired U.S. military veteran kayaking in Lake Berryessa Sept. 19, 2019For the first time on the west coast, a wounded and disabled war veterans’ group is learning to kayak at Bureau of Reclamation’s Lake Berryessa. With its flat, warm water and numerous wind-protected coves the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center-based nonprofit, Team River Runner, deemed the lake a perfect fit for its 1st Annual Western Regional Outta Sight Clinic. Read More →

  • Research

    Reclamation releases funding opportunity to develop innovative and cost-effective desalination technologies

    Desalination and Water Purification Research Program funding opportunityThe Bureau of Reclamation has released a funding opportunity for the Desalination and Water Purification Research Program. The goal of the DWPR Program is to increase water supplies by reducing the cost, energy consumption and environmental impacts of treating impaired and otherwise unusable waters. Read More →

  • Facilities

    Groundbreaking begins on Truckee River to improve cutthroat trout passage at Derby Dam

    Derby Dam with mountains in the background.

    The Bureau of Reclamation joined its partners today at Derby Dam to celebrate the start of a $23.3-million infrastructure project that promises to greatly improve passage for Lahontan cutthroat trout journeying to upstream rearing and spawning habitat for the first time in a century. Read More →

  • Employees

    Reclamation Celebrates Graduates of the Power System Electrical Apprenticeship Program at Hoover Dam

    Pictured are the Power System Electrical Apprenticeship graduates at Hoover Dam.

    On August 8, the most recent class of Hoover Dam’s Power System Electrician Apprentices – Corinna Wittig, Chris Hanson, Dustin Shigematsu, Richard Stewart and Paul Valdez – graduated from their four-year program, becoming journeyman electricians. The graduates have earned certificates from the Department of Labor, Nevada State Apprenticeship Council and the Lower Colorado Dams Office, along with this highly anticipated graduation ceremony. To the delight of all present, including upper management, family members and well-wishing coworkers, the ceremony was a capstone celebration of the graduates’ accomplishments and expression of gratitude to their families, leaders and instructors. Read More →

  • Prize Competitions

    Reclamation selects prize competition winners to improve hydropower generation unit monitoring

    Power generators like these ones at Parker Dam may benefit from the information learned in this prize competition.

    Hydropower units at Bureau of Reclamation facilities reliably and safely produce power and rely upon electronic instruments to collect data and monitor the hydropower machines. Through the Powering Electronic Equipment on a Rotating Shaft Prize Competition, Reclamation selected nine ideas to share $35,000 in prizes that show potential to improve these monitoring devices. Read More →

  • Video

    McKay Dam High Flows 2019

    Unprecedented flows at McKay Dam near Pendleton, Oregon. Reclamation and local officials are working together to manage the volume of water rushing through the system. Learn more...

Recreation & Public Use

New Melones Launches Every Kid in a Park Pass Every Kid Outdoors

Our country is full of dazzling landscapes where you can play and learn. They protect our wildlife and resources. They let us look into the past and protect our history. Keeping them public supports a healthy planet. Learn More →



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Last Updated: 10/11/19