Stories & Media

  • Photo of Shasta, Keswick, Nimbus, Folsom dams releasing high flows January 2017.

    New Year brings new hope to the CVP

    The start of January 2017 brought hope for many people looking to make changes in how they conduct their daily lives. The New Year has also ushered in changes in how the Bureau of Reclamation conducts its Central Valley Project reservoir operations. Several CVP reservoirs increased releases to manage inflows not seen in California’s Central Valley for more than 10 years. Read More  →

  • Reclamation Monitoring Hyrum Dam Due to High Reservoir Inflow

    Photo of Hyrum Dam

    The Bureau of Reclamation is monitoring Hyrum Dam near Hyrum, Utah, due to unseasonably high reservoir inflow and likelihood of increased releases from the dam. As a precautionary measure, Reclamation issued an Emergency Action Plan Response Level I on February 10, 2017, which is the least serious of the three response levels. “This action is a precautionary and responsible measure to ensure proper communication among response and management agencies, as well as appropriate monitoring during this high inflow event,” said Wayne Pullan, Reclamation’s Provo Area Office Manager. Read More →

  • Reclamation Urges Visitors to Take Caution at Lake Berryessa as Lake Levels Rise

    Photo of Lake Berryessa

    The Bureau of Reclamation has announced that the reservoir at Lake Berryessa is expected to reach 440 feet of elevation and begin flowing into the spillway, known as the Glory Hole, due to high levels of precipitation and runoff into the reservoir. Visitors are encouraged to use caution in and around the reservoir during this time. Please think “SAFETY FIRST.” Increased interest in the Glory Hole is expected to generate traffic congestion along State Route 128 in the vicinity of Monticello Dam. Consider timing your visit during weekdays when there is less visitation. Read More →

  • Photo from past C.A.S.T. event.

    The C.A.S.T. for Kids Foundation and Bureau of Reclamation is a Partnership that Makes a Positive Difference for Thousands of Disabled and Disadvantaged Children

    Since the first event held 1992 at Banks Lake, Washington, the Bureau of Reclamation and the C.A.S.T. for Kids Foundation have worked together to improve accessibility to outdoor recreation on Reclamation's reservoirs for disabled and disadvantaged children. The program sees children with disadvantages as people first, and each C.A.S.T. for Kids event reiterates that concept. Read More →

  • Around Reclamation in 2016 - The Bureau of Reclamation had a busy year in 2016, with celebrations of major milestones, maintenance of its facilities, habitat improvement projects, and C.A.S.T. for Kids events. Take a glimpse at some of the activities. 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 →

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

New Web Template New Web Design Conversion in Progess

Reclamation is still in the implementation phase of a new web design for it's external internet websites. The new design utilizes a responsive layout to make the Bureau's web pages more user friendly on mobile devices. The thousands of existing Reclamation web pages will be converted over the coming months. During the interim period, you may find pages in the previous format. We appreciate your patience as we complete this process.

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 Updated: 2/13/17