Bureau of Reclamation

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Bureau of Reclamation

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

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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This report from a committee of the National Research Council assesses the Bureau of Reclamation's security program to protect the country's dams from security-related failures.
Several organizations that do desalination research, including Sandia, the Bureau of Reclamation, the Office of Naval Research, and others, will use the facility to study desalination, concentrate-management, and reuse technologies, and the use of renewable energy in the desalination process.
Under pressure from the White House, Norton's Bureau of Reclamation slashed the river flow, returning much of the water to the irrigators, despite a report from a team of federal scientists warning this would place the coho salmon in serious jeopardy (along with the commercial fishermen and Indian tribes who depend on them).
As he notes in his conclusion, the development of the state fish commissions in the late 1860s and the public health commissions over the next few decades pioneered a new kind of state, decades before the federal government began creating Progressive Era institutions such as the Forest Service and the Bureau of Reclamation. Cumbler also adds to the literature fleshing out the beginnings of environmentalism by expanding beyond the more familiar stories of Gifford Pinchot and John Muir, beyond land conservation and preservation.
In late February, beleaguered farmers in the Klamath River Basin on the Oregon-California border received some welcome news: The Federal Bureau of Reclamation announced that it would release irrigation water in time for the 2002 planting season.
Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) Water Resources Research Laboratory were instrumental in a recent study of the hydraulic performance of self-cleaning, Coanda-effect screens.
Bureau of Reclamation are interested in transplanting Burcik's process as early as next year to help clean the California Gulch Superfund site.
An internationally recognized authority on irrigation, hydraulic engineering, and water law by 1920, Mead eventually won acclaim as the Hoover Dam's chief engineer and eventually became the Commissioner of the United States Bureau of Reclamation. During this same period, Mead also advised Zionist leaders on water management issues in Palestine and lobbied the British mandatory regime on their behalf.
In 1959, the Bureau of Reclamation acquired the Drain as a 3.5-million-gallon-per-day supplementary source of general-use water for diversion projects.
The Bureau of Reclamation will be working with the Foss Reservoir Master Conservancy District to complete a facility vulnerability assessment of Foss dam and reservoir to identify areas within the dam and water distribution system that may be negatively affected by zebra mussels.

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