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  • California Water

    Reclamation announces initial 2024 water supply allocations for Central Valley Project contractors

    Feb. 21, 2024 – Today, the Bureau of Reclamation announced initial 2024 water supply allocations for Central Valley Project water users. Water supply allocations are based on an estimate of water available for delivery to Central Valley Project water users and reflect current reservoir storage, precipitation, and snowpack in the Sierra Nevada. Read More →

  • WaterSMART

    Reclamation provides $1.8 million for comprehensive water study in American Samoa

    A photo taken from a nearby mountain showing Pago Pago Harbour in American Samoa with Pacific Ocean surrounding it and the island.Feb. 21, 2024 – The Bureau of Reclamation, in partnership with the American Samoa Power Authority, is making $1.8 million available to conduct a basin study on the American Samoa island Tutuila. American Samoa is facing challenges related to climate change, water distribution system losses, and reliance on freshwater aquifers, which are susceptible to saltwater intrusion. Read More →

  • Colorado River

    Reclamation awards $20.9 million to six salinity control projects in Colorado and Utah

    Ashley Upper and Highline Canal rehabilitation under the Colorado River Basin Salinity Control ProgramFeb. 12, 2024 – The Bureau of Reclamation today awarded $20.9 million to fund six salinity control projects in Colorado and Utah through its Basinwide and Basin States Salinity Control Programs. These projects will reduce the amount of salt in the Colorado River and its associated impacts in the basin. This funding will prevent approximately 11,661 tons of salt each year from entering the Colorado River. Quantified economic damages due to salinity in Colorado River water is currently about $332 million per year in the United States. It is estimated that damages would increase to $631 million per year without the Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Program. Read More →

  • Colorado River

    Reclamation formally advances options to counter threat of nonnative fish in Colorado River below Glen Canyon Dam

    Glen Canyon Dam above the river and sandstone cliffs to the side and background.Feb. 7, 2024 – The Bureau of Reclamation today released a draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) that analyzes varying the timing of water released from Glen Canyon Dam to disrupt the downstream establishment of nonnative fish, primarily smallmouth bass. Read More →

  • Employees

    Farewell CGB Regional Director Ernest Conant

    California-Great Basin Regional Director Ernest Conant is retiring from the Bureau of Reclamation.

  • Colorado River

    Investing in America: Protecting the Colorado River

    Flowing across 1,500 miles, two countries, 30 Tribal Nations and seven states, the Colorado River is more than a river—it’s the lifeblood of the West. Vital for supporting agricultural communities, businesses and cities, it also provides carbon-free, renewable hydropower while sustaining plant and animal life at every bend in the river. Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Camille Calimlim Touton shares how we’re deploying $2.9 billion (to date) from the President’s #BipartisanInfrastructureLaw and #InflationReductionAct to fund 400 projects that will help conserve water, including the Colorado River Basin. We’re using this funding to evaluate projects that will build long-term system efficiency – like lining canals, restoring aquatic ecosystems, and increasing water efficiency.

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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 →


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


Reclamation Information Sharing Environment

RISE is an open data system for viewing, accessing, and downloading Reclamation's water and water-related data. Visit the RISE website.


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 →



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