Stories & Media

  • Prize Competitions

    Reclamation awards $11 million for Snow Water Supply Forecasting Program

    Snow covered mountain rangeSept. 28, 2023 – Reclamation is awarding $11 million in federal funding to 15 projects to support the advancement of the use of snow monitoring technologies for water supply forecasting. Projects awarded include $11 million in federal funding and $6.2 million in cost share funding, totaling over $17 million in investment for snow monitoring. Read More →

  • WaterSMART

    Reclamation invests $28.97 million to assist with planning and feasibility study development for 31 water recycling and desalination projects

    A river running through trees and bushes.Sept. 27, 2023 – The Bureau of Reclamation announced the selection of 31 planning projects to receive $28.97 million in appropriated funding to support potential new water reuse and desalination projects to help create new sources of water supply less vulnerable to drought and climate change. The recipients will use the funding to prepare feasibility studies and undertake other planning efforts like preliminary project design and environmental compliance activities. Read More →

  • Investing in America

    Reclamation awards Soquel Creek Water District $30 million through President Biden’s Investing in America Agenda to Advance Groundwater Replenishment

    Soquel Creek event group photo.Sept. 27, 2023 – Reclamation has awarded the Soquel Creek Water District $30 million from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to advance the Pure Water Soquel Groundwater Replenishment and Seawater Intrusion Prevention Project. The funding will help offset the total cost of the project, which is providing a cost-effective and efficient means of creating a sustainable alternative water supply to address the critically over-drafted Santa Cruz Mid-County Groundwater Basin and preventing further seawater intrusion. Read More →

  • New Mexico

    Groundbreaking event held for road improvement project near Elephant Butte

    Representatives from New Mexico Energy, Minerals, and Natural Resources Department, Bureau of Reclamation, Federal Highway Administration and partners Sept. 21, 2023 – The Bureau of Reclamation, New Mexico State Parks Division and Federal Highways Administration-Central Federal Lands Division held a groundbreaking event Tuesday, Sept. 19, for the Road Rehabilitation Project of Lakeshore Drive at Elephant Butte Reservoir. Read More →

  • Investing in America

    Biden-Harris Administration Launches New Large-Scale Water Recycling Program with $180 Million from Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

    Sept. 7, 2023 – The Department of the Interior today announced the launch of a new large-scale water recycling program and made $180 million in initial funding from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law available for projects aimed at creating new water supplies that are less vulnerable to drought and climate change. To date, the Bureau of Reclamation has invested $310 million from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law for projects that advance water recycling and reuse. The new program will incentivize projects at a larger scale, with no cap on project size, and will play an important role in helping communities develop local, drought-resistant water supplies by turning unusable water sources into clean, reliable ones. Read More →

  • Klamath River

    Reclamation affirms Klamath Project 2023 water supply

    Sept. 5 2023 – Reclamation announced today that the Klamath Project water supply allocation, originally announced on April 13 and increased on May 19, will remain at 260,000 acre-feet and no reductions will be made to Klamath Project water users. Irrigation districts and Tribes were notified on August 18, that a curtailment may be necessary due to a potential shortfall in water supply. Due to improved hydrology in the Klamath Basin over the last two weeks; opportunities for Upper Klamath Lake water conservation this fall and winter; and coordination with Tribal partners and water users, no curtailments will be necessary. Read More →

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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 →

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 →

Last Update 9/29/23