Bureau of Reclamation


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Bureau of Reclamation

Address:US Dept of the Interior
1849 C St NW
Washington, DC 20240

Phone:202-513-0501
Fax:202-513-0314
Web: www.usbr.gov
Established: 1902. Description:Responsible for managing water resources in the western U.S. The Bureau has constructed more than 600 dams, canals and reservoirs in seventeen western states, including Hoover Dam on the Colorado River and Grand Coulee on the Columbia River. Recreation areas (numbering more than 300) at the Bureau's water management sites are operated in cooperation with federal and state agencies and local governments.
Publications: Various brochures, pamphlets, books, reports, fact sheets, and maps. For a publications list, write to: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, PO Box 25007, Denver, CO 80225; or call 303-445-2072.

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In 1968, Lemargie drafted contracts that transferred irrigation operations to irrigation districts and established a long-term relationship between the districts and the Bureau of Reclamation that is still in place today.
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Bureau of Reclamation, Mead contributed a highly favorable review of Jewish settlements to the monthly The American Review of Reviews.
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These wild lands were about to go dry this past August when, at the last minute, the Bureau of Reclamation released some water to the refuge.
Early this year the federal Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) announced that all irrigation water in the Klamath Basin Project was being withheld from agricultural use so that it could be diverted to the benefit of two species of "endangered" sucker fish and the "threatened" Coho salmon.
Congress has authorized 24 projects since 1996 but the administration has provided the Bureau of Reclamation with only $200 million since fiscal 1993.
The Bureau of Reclamation of the Department of the Interior has only 340 dams in the 17 states west of the Mississippi, but these include Hoover and Glen Canyon on the Colorado River and Grand Coulee on the Columbia.
As part of its recent efforts to make up for ecosystem changes that have resulted from the lack of flooding, the Interior Department's Bureau of Reclamation decided to go along with scientists' requests to run a trial flood in the Grand Canyon.
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The Bureau of Reclamation has released a draft Finding of No Significant Impact and Environmental Assessment on the Fire Mountain Canal Salinity Reduction Piping Project located in Delta County, Colorado.

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