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It was a privalge and an honor to be the guest speaker for the Bureau of Reclamation today for Black History Month. Outside of speaking for the Lord, motivational speaking is my passion! I am excited and humbled that I Inspired so many people using my acronym "l.i.f.e" It was also a privlaged to be able to speak in front of my beautiful wife. #BureauofReclamation #motivationalspeaker #keynotespeaker #blessesd
The #weekend is coming to a close, but we still have time for some sunshine. #SundaySunshine to be exact. Today, enjoy this view of the Ruedi Reservoir,15 miles east of Basalt, #Colorado . Why not plan a trip and see it for yourself? Visit https://go.usa.gov/xnAFt today. #Winter #bureauofreclamation #winter
On this #ScenicSaturday , we enjoy this spring time view of the Provo river in beautiful #Utah . Something to look forward to in the coming months. #Photooftheday #Reclamation #winter #bureauofreclamation
Friday-eve is here! In honor of #ThrowbackThursday , we dug up this cool picture from 1933. This #picture was taken looking down into penstock tunnel from penstock header tunnel on #Nevada side. #PhotoOfTheday #Reclamation #Thursday #photooftheday #bureauofreclamation
It's #TriviaTuesday time! Lake Tahoe Dam controls the top six feet of Lake Tahoe. With the surface area of the lake, this creates a reservoir of 744,600 acre-feet capacity and regulates the lake outflow into what river? Stuck? Visit https://go.usa.gov/xnAsF. #Tuesday #Trivia #February #Winter #Water #Photography #PhotoOfTheDay #BureauOfReclamation
It’s another great week at #Reclamation ! For our #DamoftheWeek , we travel up to #Montana to visit the Hungry Horse Dam. This dam is 564-feet-high and has a variable-thickness concrete arch structure with a crest length of 2,115 ft. The spillway is the highest morning-glory structure in the world. Water cascading over the spillway rim drops a maximum distance of 490 feet. Want to see this for yourself? Visit https://go.usa.gov/xnAsC and plan a trip there today. #Monday #February #Winter #Water #Photography #PhotoOfTheDay #BureauOfReclamation
We'd like to brighten your day with today's Sunshine Sunday photo, taken at Jackson Lake, near Jackson Lake Dam, WY. Enjoy the rest of your weekend, and we'll be here to help jumpstart your week tomorrow! Learn more about Jackson Lake Dam here: https://go.usa.gov/xnfzQ #SunshineSunday #Sunday #Sunshine #Wyoming #JacksonLake #Weekend #Photography #PhotoOfTheDay #BureauOfReclamation
How many hits does it take to get to the center? Seismic Wave sensing for Alkali Silica Reaction research. 295 feet tall #damsafety #ropeaccess #sprat #accesstheinaccessible #geotechnicalengineering #bureauofreclamation #wyoming #sterlingrope #getvertical
If you're in need of a bit of relaxation today, we recommend taking a moment to appreciate the beauty captured by this photo of Whiskeytown Lake in California. Whiskeytown Dam is located in the Clear Creek drainage basin within the extreme southeastern foothills of the Klamath Mountains physiographic province. Learn more here: https://go.usa.gov/xnfzk #ScenicSaturday #Scenic #Saturday #Weekend #Beauty #Water #California #Photography #PhotoOfTheDay #BureauOfReclamation
With the weekend right around the corner, we're celebrating by sharing this awesome photo of moose seen in the Grand Teton National Park, near Jackson Lake Dam. Thanks to Reclamation's John Martinson for today's photo. Visit https://go.usa.gov/xnfet to plan your next trip for wildlife viewing. #FridayFunday #Friday #Fun #Weekend #TGIF #February #Winter #Wildlife #Nature #Photography #PhotoOfTheDay #BureauOfReclamation
I love finding this sort of thing on public works. A #bureauofreclamation tag stating the elevation at the Hoover Dam #hooverdam #publicworksproject #publicworks #travelnevada #travelvegas #roadtripusa #vegasdaytrip
Today we're highlighting the history of the Glen Canyon Dam for Throwback Thursday. The authorization of the Colorado River Storage Project Act by Congress on April 11, 1956 initiated the construction of Glen Canyon Dam, the key unit of one of the most extensive and complex river resource developments in the world. Construction began October 15, 1956 when President Dwight D. Eisenhower pressed a telegraph key from Washington D.C. to set off the explosion signaling the beginning of construction. Today's photo shows "Big Bertha" -- the transport used to carry workers to and from the dam's construction site. It was said to hold 150 men at a time! Learn more about the history of the Glen Canyon Dam here: https://go.usa.gov/xnfeX #ThrowbackThursday #Thursday #Throwback #February #Winter #History #Arizona #Water #Photography #PhotoOfTheDay #BureauOfReclamation
The exit. Crawling past a 28" butterfly valve to get out of the Helena Valley Pump penstock. #ropeaccess #accesstheinaccessible #confinedspace #helenamontana #bureauofreclamation
Reclamation's Dive Teams work in varied weather conditions to help ensure the safety and continued viability of many of our facilities. In today's photo the Lower Colorado region's diving and marine operations team can be seen performing a routine inspection at Fontenelle Dam in Wyoming. #WorkingWednesday #Working #Wednesday #February #Winter #Water #Photography #PhotoOfTheDay #BureauOfReclamation
It's time for Trivia Tuesday! See if you can figure out what East Canyon Dam's spillway capacity is (at elevation). Hint: https://go.usa.gov/xnsjg #TriviaTuesday #Tuesday #Trivia #February #Winter #Utah #Water #Photography #PhotoOfTheDay #BureauOfReclamation
It's a new week, and that means it's time for a new Dam of the Week! The Upper Stillwater Dam, located in Utah, is a roller compacted concrete gravity dam located on Rock Creek. The dam is about 31 miles northwest of Duchesne, UT. Learn more here: https://go.usa.gov/xnsjg #DamOfTheWeek #Monday #February #Winter #Utah #Water #Photography #PhotoOfTheDay #BureauOfReclamation
30 Day Deployment ✅ So great to see two agencies working together. Ready to get home to the family. #bureauofreclamation #usace #sonoma #sonomastrong #family #hooverdamcrew #hooverdam
Why is it so cold everywhere?! Well, it’s never too late to plan for a great vacation. Visit https://www.recreation.gov/ and make your plans to hit the water today. #FridayFunday #Friday #Funday #Fun #Weekend #TGIF #February #Winter #Nature #BureauofReclamation #water
Thursday is here and so is our #ThrowbackThursday ! Check out this view from 1910 of a wooden flume for conveying irrigation water from Toats Coulee to farmland on Enterprise Bench, Whitestone Reclamation District in #Washington . #ThrowbackThursday #Throwback #Thursday #TBT #History #BlackAndWhitePhotography #Washington #WAwater #PhotoofTheDay #BureauofReclamation
El Vado Dam, located on the Rio Chama about 160 miles north of Albuquerque, New Mexico was built by the conservancy district in 1934-1935 and was rehabilitated by the #BureauofReclamation in 1954-1955. For our #TriviaTuesday , what is the total capacity of the El Vado Dam? #trivia #dam #winter #January  #water
Welcome to yet another amazing week here at #Reclamation ! Our #DamoftheWeek comes from the great state of #Arizona , the Mormon Flat Dam. This dam is a 224-foot high concrete thin-arch structure, is on the Salt River 51 miles northeast of Phoenix. Constructed by the Salt River Valley Water Users' Association from 1923-1926, it creates a 57,852 acre-foot reservoir. To read more, visit https://go.usa.gov/xnvMC. #Monday #January #Winter #Water #PhotoOfTheDay #BureauofReclamation #AZWater
Good morning! We'd like to brighten your day with some spectacular sunlight, captured during a sunset over Lake Mead, NV. If you've never visited Lake Mead (and its neighbor, Hoover Dam), check out this website for more information: https://go.usa.gov/xnp6Z. #Sunday #SundayMorning #SundaySunshine #Sun #Sunshine #LakeMead #Nevada #Water #Sunset #Weekend #January #Winter #PhotoOfTheDay #BureauOfReclamation
For your Scenic Saturday enjoyment, here's a beautiful snow-filled image of the Colorado River, taken in Colorado. To learn about the Colorado River Storage Project, visit: https://go.usa.gov/xnpHw #ScenicSaturday #Scenic #Saturday #Snow #Weekend #January #Winter #Colorado #Photography #Water #PhotoOfTheDay #BureauOfReclamation
Hidden in plain sight. I am on the #Arizona canyon wall, about halfway down. 600 ft drops all day. #bureauofreclamation #accesstheinaccessible #sprat #petzl #sterlingrope #ropeaccess #hooverdam
When working out in the field, occasionally Reclamation folks are fortunate enough to see some interesting wildlife. In today's Friday Funday photo, Reclamation's David Hartman stumbled upon this herd of bighorn sheep on the road to Ruedi Dam and Reservoir, near Basalt CO. Note: Ruedi Reservoir's recreation facilities are typically closed during the winter months, but if you're planning ahead for springtime trips, the reservoir provides opportunities for camping, motorized boating, sailing, fishing and wildlife viewing. Visit https://go.usa.gov/xnpAh to learn more. #FridayFunday #Friday #Funday #Fun #Weekend #Wildlife #TGIF #January #Winter #Nature #Colorado #PhotoOfTheDay #BureauOfReclamation
During today's trip back in time, we're visiting the Cle Elum Dam -- part of the Yakima Project, WA -- on October 29, 1931 during the construction of the intake portal of the diversion tunnel. To learn more about the history of the Yakima Project, read this: https://go.usa.gov/xnpAN #ThrowbackThursday #Throwback #Thursday #TBT #History #BlackAndWhitePhotography #Washington #WAwater #PhotoOfTheDay #bureauofreclamation
Mounting a new antenna for Olympus Dam's Early Warning System atop #estespark #bureauofreclamation #communication #alwayswatching #safetyfirst
Reclamation folks work hard! In today's Working Wednesday photo, a crew is seen working out at the Yakima Project's Cle Elum Dam Pool Raise and Helix Construction. The crew dismantled the bridge onsite, by removing the glider/beams. Thanks to Reclamation's Denny Hostetter for this great photo taken in September of 2016. Learn more about Cle Elum Dam here: https://go.usa.gov/xnpA3 #WorkingWednesday #Work #Wednesday #YakimaProject #Washington #January #Winter #Water #PhotoOfTheDay #BureauOfReclamation
Colorado Big Thompson project. Delivering water to the front range #colorado since '51. #bureauofreclamation #estespark #water
It's time for your weekly mental workout with Reclamation. For today's Trivia Tuesday question, can you find out what the structural height is of the East Canyon Dam? Hint: https://go.usa.gov/xnvew #TriviaTuesday #Trivia #Tuesday #January #Winter #Water #Quiz #PhotoOfTheDay #BureauOfReclamation
Dam, this has been a fun trip. See ya later, Vegas. |20:365|
One of our @castforkids friends, Isaiah doing a bear impersonation with the trout he caught! Have a great weekend!
If you’re lucky enough to have #snow , #FridayFunday would be a great time to hit the #slopes !  Visit https://www.recreation.gov/ and plan your next trip today! #Snowday #GoOutAndPlay #friday #bureauofreclamation
We’re almost to the weekend folks! With that, lets jump in this week’s #ThrowbackThursday ! Check out this picture from 1905. This orange peel dredge is used for excavating gravel for concrete and for upper face of a #dam . #photooftheday #bureauofreclamation #Thursday
Tuesday is here, but there’s no need to fear. #TriviaTuesday is here to get you through today. The Boise River Diversion Dam, on the Boise River about 7 miles southeast of Boise, Idaho, is a rubble-concrete, weir-type structure with a hydraulic height of 39 feet. The dam diverts water into the New York Canal which serves distribution laterals and feeds into which lake? Stumped? Check out https://go.usa.gov/xnpqf. #bureauofreclamation #water #tuesday
Hoover Dam’s power plant was the world’s largest hydroelectric station from 1939 to 1949. It has an installed capacity of 2,080 megawatts (MW) and currently generates around 4 billion kilowatt-hours (kWh) of hydroelectric power annually. Most of the power that the dam generates goes to California instead of being used in Las Vegas or other areas of Nevada. The is due to the price of the power produced by Hoover Dam being more expensive than what can otherwise be found in Nevada, so it is sent out of state. #HooverDam #USDepartmentoftheInterior #usinterior #BureauofReclamation #WheresBuddyBisonBeen #BuddyBison #BuddyBisonAdventures #OurBuddyBison #BuddyBisonsofInstagram #BuddyBisonVivaLasVegas
When your first time seeing Hoover Dam is actually climbing down it. #hooverdam #ropeaccessteam #heights #geologists #geology #bureauofreclamation #femalegeologist
It’s a new week, so lets kick it off with our #DamoftheWeek , the Folsom Dam. #FolsomDam and Reservoir is a component of the Central Valley Project. Folsom Dam and Reservoir is a major water management facility located within a large metropolitan area. With a capacity of 976,000 acre-feet, the Folsom Reservoir catches runoff from the extensive American River watershed and are the key flood control structures protecting the Sacramento metropolitan area. To learn more about Folsom Dam, visit: https://www.usbr.gov/projects/index.php?id=74 #dam #cool #photooftheday #california #beauty #water  #bureauofreclamation
Rising 726.4 feet, Hoover Dam was the world’s tallest dam when it was built in the 1930s. These days, it’s the second-tallest dam in the U.S., having been surpassed by the 770-foot-high Oroville Dam in Northern California in 1968. Unfortunately, when we visited the dam, one of the elevators was out of service, so all tours were cancelled (but we did some self exploring). #HooverDam #USDepartmentoftheInterior #usinterior #BureauofReclamation #WheresBuddyBisonBeen #BuddyBison #BuddyBisonAdventures #OurBuddyBison #BuddyBisonsofInstagram #BuddyBisonVivaLasVegas
Rise and shine for today's Sunday morning sunshine! Today's lovely sunrise was captured by Reclamation's Carlene Polk near Nimbus Dam, CA. Learn more about Nimbus Dam here: https://go.usa.gov/xnmDP #SunriseSunday #Sunrise #Sunday #Weekend #California #Water #NimbusDam #January #Winter #PhotoOfTheDay #BureauOfReclamation
As part of the lore at Hoover Dam, it is said that good luck will be brought to those who rub the toes of the Winged Figures of the Republic. Of course, we had to participate! #HooverDam #USDepartmentoftheInterior #usinterior #BureauofReclamation #WheresBuddyBisonBeen #BuddyBison #BuddyBisonAdventures #OurBuddyBison #BuddyBisonsofInstagram #BuddyBisonVivaLasVegas
One of the most famous sculptures at the dam are the Winged Figures of the Republic. The sculptor, Oskar J.W. Hansen said the 30-foot bronzed statues represented "that eternal vigilance which is the price of liberty." They express "the immutable calm of intellectual resolution, and the enormous power of trained physical strength, equally enthroned in placid triumph of scientific accomplishment." "The building of Hoover Dam belongs to the sagas of the daring. The winged bronzes which guard the flag, therefore, wear the look of eagles. To them also was given the vital upward thrust of an aspirational gesture; to symbolize the readiness for defense of our institutions and keeping of our spiritual eagles ever ready to be on the wing." The winged figures are 30 feet high. Their shells are 5/8-inch thick, and contain more than 4 tons of statuary bronze. The figures were formed from sand molds weighing 492 tons. The bronze that forms the shells was heated to 2,500 degrees Fahrenheit, and poured into the molds in one continuous, molten stream. "It is fitting that the flag of our country should fly here in honor of those men who, inspired by a vision of lonely lands made fruitful, conceived this great work and to the others whose genius and labor made that vision a reality." #HooverDam #USDepartmentoftheInterior #usinterior #BureauofReclamation #WheresBuddyBisonBeen #BuddyBison #BuddyBisonAdventures #OurBuddyBison #BuddyBisonsofInstagram #BuddyBisonVivaLasVegas
We hope today's Scenic Saturday image will add some beauty to your weekend. Reclamation's Patrick Shima captured this great photo near New Melones Lake, in California. Visit https://go.usa.gov/xnmD5 to learn more about New Melones Lake. #ScenicSaturday #Scenic #Saturday #Weekend #January #Winter #California #Water #PhotoOfTheDay #BureauOfReclamation
It may be cold outside, but Friday Funday can still be enjoyed by visiting a reservoir to look for eagles. In today's image, Reclamation's Craig Brougher captured this cool image of an eagle perched near Grand Coulee Dam. Visit https://go.usa.gov/xnmD8 for a list of recreation sites with bird viewing opportunities near you. #FridayFunday #Friday #Funday #TGIF #Weekend #Wildlife #Eagles #Nature #Water #January #Winter #PhotoOfTheDay #BureauOfReclamation
Much of the artwork found at Hoover Dam is the work of Oskar J.W. Hansen. Hansen, a Norwegian-born naturalized American, was appointed a consulting sculptor by Secretary of the Interior Harold L. Ickes following a national competition. These five bas-reliefs are found in the Nevada elevator tower. Done in concrete, they show the multipurpose benefits of Hoover Dam: flood control, navigation, irrigation, water storage, and power. #HooverDam #USDepartmentoftheInterior #usinterior #BureauofReclamation #WheresBuddyBisonBeen #BuddyBison #BuddyBisonAdventures #OurBuddyBison #BuddyBisonsofInstagram #BuddyBisonVivaLasVegas
This week's Throwback Thursday celebration takes place at the Carlsbad Project in New Mexico. In this photo, workers are placing concrete at Station 78+00 on April 30, 1940. A system of chutes and striking screens can be seen. Learn about the Carlsbad Project here: https://go.usa.gov/xnmDr #ThrowbackThursday #Throwback #Thursday #TBT #Water #History #NewMexico #January #Winter #PhotoOfTheDay #BureauOfReclamation
As Secretary of Commerce, Herbert Hoover brokered the 1922 Colorado River Compact to divide the river's water proportionally among seven states. Legal wrangling prevented the start of the dam until outgoing President Calvin Coolidge authorized the Boulder Canyon Project in December 1928. Surveyors originally recommended the dam be constructed at Boulder Canyon, leading the initiative to be called the Boulder Canyon Dam Project. Even when Black Canyon later was deemed a better location for the new structure, it continued to be referred to as the Boulder Dam. However, on September 17, 1930, at a ceremony in Nevada to mark the start of construction on a railroad line to the dam site, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ray Lyman Wilbur announced the dam would be named for his boss, President Herbert Hoover, who had been inaugurated in 1929. In 1933, Hoover was succeeded in the White House by Franklin Roosevelt, and the new secretary of the interior, Harold Ickes, no fan of Hoover, declared the structure would once again be called Boulder Dam. By that point, the name Herbert Hoover also had taken on negative associations for a number of Americans, who blamed him for the Great Depression. In the ensuing years, Hoover Dam and Boulder Dam were used “interchangeably, the preference often depending on the political leanings of the speaker,” according to Michael Hiltzik, author of “Colossus: Hoover Dam and the Making of the American Century.” Finally, in April 1947, President Harry Truman approved a congressional resolution that officially confirmed the dam would carry Hoover’s name. #HooverDam #USDepartmentoftheInterior #usinterior #BureauofReclamation #WheresBuddyBisonBeen #BuddyBison #BuddyBisonAdventures #OurBuddyBison #BuddyBisonsofInstagram #BuddyBisonVivaLasVegas
The Old Exhibit Building is on the Nevada side of Hoover Dam. Originally used as a headquarters for soldiers protecting the dam during World War II, this building served as the dam's first visitor center. It contains educational exhibits and offers a narrative overview of the Colorado River Basin highlighted through a topographical model showing the location of dams and reservoirs along the river and its tributaries. #HooverDam #USDepartmentoftheInterior #usinterior #BureauofReclamation #WheresBuddyBisonBeen #BuddyBison #BuddyBisonAdventures #OurBuddyBison #BuddyBisonsofInstagram #BuddyBisonVivaLasVegas
Working Wednesday gives us a chance to celebrate the awesome work of Reclamation employees. In today's Working Wednesday photo, engineers and equipment operators were reviewing the MSCP Laguna site, where Reclamation developed the Laguna Reach of the Colorado River near Yuma, Arizona, as part of the Lower Colorado Region's Multi-Species Conservation Program. A group of agencies replaced large saltcedar stands with a mosaic of marsh, riparian and upland habitats, restoring nearly 1,200 acres of native vegetation along several former river meanders. The habitat of the Laguna Conservation Area attracts a variety of migratory birds, native birds and mammals -- some of which are on the Endangered Species list. Learn more about the LCR's MSCP program here: https://go.usa.gov/xnmjz #WorkingWednesday #Working #Wednesday #Water #Conservation #Arizona #MSCP #January #Winter #PhotoOfTheDay #BureauOfReclamation
Pueblo Dam formed drain inspection. #ropeacces #dam #damsafety #bureauofreclamation
It's time for Trivia Tuesday! What is the storage capacity of Taylor Park reservoir (in acre-feet)? Hint: https://go.usa.gov/xnmjE #TriviaTuesday #Trivia #Tuesday #Water #Quiz #Colorado #Water #PhotoOfTheDay #BureauOfReclamation
The building of the dam began in 1931. It was too expensive for one company to tackle alone during the Great Depression, so a group of construction firms banded together and, using the name Six Companies, submitted a winning bid of $48.8 million for the project (at the time, it was the largest contract awarded by the federal government). A total of 21,000 men worked on the dam; an average of 3,500 each day, with the daily figure peaking at more than 5,200 in June 1934. On September 30, 1935, with a crowd of 10,000 people looking on in 102-degree heat, President Franklin Roosevelt dedicated what was then the world’s biggest dam. Situated on the Nevada-Arizona border, 30 miles southeast of Las Vegas, and stretching 1,244 feet across the Black Canyon, Hoover Dam took five years to construct. Built to control flooding along the Colorado River and provide water and hydroelectric power for California and the Southwest, the dam spurred tremendous growth in that part of the United States. #HooverDam #USDepartmentoftheInterior #usinterior #BureauofReclamation #WheresBuddyBisonBeen #BuddyBison #BuddyBisonAdventures #OurBuddyBison #BuddyBisonsofInstagram #BuddyBisonVivaLasVegas
Impressions of the wooden forms used in the construction of Tunnels within Hoover Dam between 1931 and 1936. This tunnel is surround by hundreds of feet of concrete and is below the level of the water in the largest man made reservoir in the USA. #hooverdam #tunnels #engineeringmarvel #underground #industrialphotography #uniquespaces #bureauofreclamation #lakemead #sixcompanies #greatdepression
The canyon walls of the dam site had millions of years of weather eroded them with water that froze in cracks and crevices, splitting the rock. Before construction could begin on the dam, this loose rock had to be removed. Special men were required for the job, men called "high-scalers." Their job was to climb down the canyon walls on ropes. Here they worked with jackhammers and dynamite to strip away the loose rock. The men who chose to do this work came from many backgrounds. Some were former sailors, some circus acrobats, some were American Indians. All of them were agile men, unafraid to swing out over empty space on slender ropes. It was hard and dangerous work, perhaps the most physically demanding work on the entire project. Laden with tools and water bags, the men would descend the canyon walls. Jackhammer drills were lowered to them, and powder holes were drilled into the rock. The jackhammers weighed 44 lbs. and had to be maneuvered into position by hand. Once the holes had been drilled into the rock, they were loaded with dynamite. After the explosions, broken rocks sometimes had to be levered free using crowbars. In 1995, local sculptor Steven Liguori and Hoover Dam Spillway House concessionaire Bert Hansen decided to create a bronze high scaler statue in the likeness of Joe Kine, one of the last surviving high scalers who worked on the Hoover Dam project. A clear picture of Joe Kine existed showing him in his working environment and was used as a guide to create the bronze figure. Upon completion the statue was presented to Joe on September 30, 1995, Hoover Dam's sixtieth anniversary. #HooverDam #USDepartmentoftheInterior #usinterior #BureauofReclamation #WheresBuddyBisonBeen #BuddyBison #BuddyBisonAdventures #OurBuddyBison #BuddyBisonsofInstagram #BuddyBisonVivaLasVegas
The Bureau of Reclamation’s mission is to manage, develop and protect water and related resources in an environmentally and economically sound manner in the interest of the American public. The people of Reclamation who make this mission a reality are some of the best and brightest in the world. Toyya Mahoney, an environmental protection specialist from Reclamation’s Lower Colorado Region, is one of those people. Toyya believes that equality and equity are critical components to consider when working with the public. She says, “Modifying experiences and accommodating the needs of people fosters a deeper connection to our mission and public lands while creating an inclusive learning environment.” “The purpose of our outreach initiatives is to coordinate, develop and teach information about environmental stewardship while providing public information about the value and importance of our natural resources,” says Toyya. “My projects mean a lot to me because they give me an opportunity to inspire my community and the next generation to become environmental stewards.” The work Toyya does is important because it paves the way for future generations to learn about and take care of the environment. She finds much of her inspiration from her mother, who passed away while Toyya was serving her first season as a student park ranger. Toyya found solace in the nature that surrounded her, and in the people who depended on her to learn about the importance of environmental stewardship. She added, “Some of the people I’ve met have never experienced nature outside of the city, and it has been so fulfilling to bring diversity into our public lands and to share our stories of diversity and public lands exploration with others throughout the southern Nevada community.” Reclamation is proud to employ a diverse and highly qualified team of subject matter experts. To read the whole story, visit https://go.usa.gov/xnVhd #bureauofreclamation #photooftheday #womeninstem #january #winter #monday #people
Let's kick off the week with a new Dam of the Week, Taylor Park Dam, CO. Taylor Park Dam is on the Taylor River, a tributary of the Gunnison River. The dam is a zoned earthfill structure 206 feet high, with a crest length of 675 feet and a volume of 1,115,000 cubic yards. It creates a reservoir with a storage capacity of 106,200 acre-feet. Learn more about Taylor Park Dam here: https://go.usa.gov/xnmjE #DamOfTheWeek #Colorado #Water #TaylorRiver #GunnisonRiver #Monday #January #Winter #PhotoOfTheDay #BureauOfReclamation
Good morning! Welcome to your #SunriseSunday at #LakeRoosevelt , Washington. The lake is beautiful all year round, so visit https://www.recreation.gov/ and plan a trip today. #bureauofreclamation #reclamation #photooftheday
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