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

09/22/2017 - 19:57 Reclamation to approve land use authorization for City of Huron
09/22/2017 - 18:34 Reclamation releases environmental assessment for Delta smelt outflow in October 2017
09/21/2017 - 16:53 Reclamation Awards $15.2 Million Contract for Work at Cle Elum Dam
09/20/2017 - 14:38 Reclamation releases environmental documents for McCoy Lateral Rehabilitation and Atwater Drain Bypass Project
09/20/2017 - 13:41 Reclamation announces negotiations on the contract for repayment for O&M work on Jones Pumping Plant
09/20/2017 - 13:33 New boat launch facilities coming to East Park and Stony Gorge reservoirs
09/19/2017 - 18:37 Reclamation Awards $20,000 for Ideas to Limit Rodents from Burrowing into Canals, Levees and Earthen Dam Embankments
09/19/2017 - 18:12 Environmental documents completed on two-year pilot study of CVP water for Sutter National Wildlife Refuge
09/18/2017 - 15:37 Reclamation Awards $20,000 for Ideas to Solve Issues About Detecting Soil Movement within Earthen Dams, Canals and Levees
09/18/2017 - 15:00 Bureau of Reclamation Announces Public Scoping Meetings for the Platte River Recovery Implementation Program, Proposed First Increment Extension, Environmental Assessment
09/15/2017 - 15:02 Deep Gulch and Sheridan Creek channel rehabilitation project in-river work extended
09/14/2017 - 15:46 Delta Cross Channel gates begin weekday closures Monday
09/14/2017 - 14:24 Final documents on recycled water purchase agreement for San Luis National Wildlife Refuge Complex
09/13/2017 - 16:14 Lake Mohave water level lowered for annual razorback sucker harvest
09/11/2017 - 15:47 Bureau of Reclamation's Brackish Groundwater National Desalination Research Facility Celebrates 10th Anniversary
09/10/2017 - 20:59 Reclamation takes another step toward recreational development at five areas around Lake Berryessa
09/08/2017 - 16:55 Reclamation proposes grant to UCLA for California tiger salamander study
09/08/2017 - 16:14 Reclamation Announces End of Season Operation of Glendo and Guernsey Reservoirs