United States Bureau of Reclamation ( USBR )


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The United States Bureau of Reclamation (USBR), and formerly the United States Reclamation Service (not to be confused with the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement), is a federal agency under the U.S. Department of the Interior, which oversees water resource management, specifically as it applies to the oversight and operation of the diversion, delivery, and storage projects that it has built throughout the western United States for irrigation, water supply, and attendant hydroelectric power generation. Currently USBR is the largest wholesaler of water in the country, bringing water to more than 31 million people, and providing one in five Western farmers with irrigation water for 10 million acres of farmland, which produce 60% of the nation's vegetables and 25% of its fruits and nuts. USBR is also the second largest producer of hydroelectric power in the western United States.

USBR press release, blog etc

02/22/2018 - 12:42 Reclamation Begins Refilling Avalon Reservoir as Maintenance Work is Complete
02/20/2018 - 11:39 Minidoka Southside Canal access restricted
02/20/2018 - 08:36 Reclamation released draft environmental document for five-year Warren Act groundwater conveyance contracts in the Tehama-Colusa Canal
02/16/2018 - 14:55 Bureau of Reclamation to Begin Water Releases from Elephant Butte Reservoir in Preparation of Rio Grande Project Irrigation Season
02/15/2018 - 16:54 Reclamation released draft environmental documents for Harris Farms and Shows Family Farms multi-year banking and transfer program
02/12/2018 - 15:13 Yuma Desalting Plant to conduct test of its Emergency Chemical Alarm System
02/12/2018 - 13:02 President proposed $1.0 billion fiscal year 2019 budget for the Bureau of Reclamation
02/09/2018 - 15:21 Reclamation releases draft environmental documents for contracts to convey and exchange non-project water through Klamath Project
02/08/2018 - 12:26 Reclamation releases Cawelo Water District Famoso Basin Pipeline Project draft environmental document
02/08/2018 - 11:33 Reclamation releases final environmental assessment for Middle Entiat project
02/06/2018 - 13:54 Reclamation selects Ali Forsythe as Deputy Regional Director for the Mid-Pacific Region
02/02/2018 - 12:26 Bureau of Reclamation seeks public comment on project use power draft directive and standard
02/01/2018 - 17:42 Reclamation requests comments on Draft Feasibility Report for Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion Project Phase 2; public meeting announced
02/01/2018 - 11:30 Reclamation updating agreement to acquire water for the East Bear Creek Unit of the San Luis Refuge
01/31/2018 - 16:30 Final signed document for Arvin-Edison Water Storage District efforts to increase surface water use
01/31/2018 - 07:25 Longstanding Rights-of-Way Issues Settled
01/26/2018 - 16:04 Reclamation releases environmental documents for new satellite wastewater treatment plant in Menlo Park
01/26/2018 - 15:17 Reclamation releases draft environmental documents for the Hills Valley Irrigation District five-year Warren Act agreement for Kings River water