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#RiseAndShine ! Start off your #SunriseSunday with this great view from the shore of Henry Hagg Lake in #Oregon . This weekend may be ending, but there is always next weekend. Plan a trip and enjoy these sites first hand. Head to https://www.recreation.gov/ and plan your trip today! #ORWater #vacation #Recreation #bureauofreclamation #autumn #reclamation
Everyone is trying to see the legendary #HooverDam , including this female #Bighorn Sheep who seems to be trying to skip to the front of the line. #bureauofreclamation #water #photooftheday #reclamation #hooverdam
On this #ScenicSaturday , we change directions from the water sources that help grow the fruits and vegetables to the very fields that utilize that water including this field of pepper seedlings. #FoodForThought #Farmers #USBR #Peppers #bureauofreclamation #reclamation #water
#FridayFunday is here again! Have you ever thought about visiting one of Reclamation’s facilities to watch wildlife? If you’re lucky, you may even see Reclamation’s mascot, Otto the Otter. Get outside and play! #FridayFunday #GoOutside #HaveFun #Wildlife #USBR  #bureauofreclamation
On this #ThursdayThrowback , we go all the way back to 1910 where #farmers in the Columbia Basin Project irrigate farm land in #Washington State. #Irrigation #Throwback #ColumbiaBasin #Farming #bureauofreclamation #water #reclamation
A six-member team from the #BureauofReclamation , led by Deputy Commissioner for Operations David Palumbo, traveled to Taipei, #Taiwan to participate in the 30th Anniversary meeting between the American Institute in Taiwan, #Reclamation and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States, October 26-November 1. The annual meetings are held in Taipei and Denver on an alternating basis as part of a 1987 reimbursable Agreement for Technical Assistance in Areas of Water Resources Development. Reclamation serves as the designated technical representative of AIT, the official arm of the U.S. Department of State in Taiwan. Read more at: https://go.usa.gov/xn5EY #Partnership  #water
On this #WorkingWednesday , we take a look at the Provo Force Account Crew working at the Laguna Division Conservation Area. Reclamation workers fuse about 1/2 mile of 48" diameter pipe. These pipes help water flow under the highway as part of the Lower Colorado River Multi-Species Conservation Program.  #bureauofreclamation #water #reclamation #Colorado
The #FriantDam , located on the upper San Joaquin River in the Sierra Nevada foothills of Fresno County, #California was completed in 1942 and forms Millerton Lake. What is the lake storage capacity of #MillertonLake ? #TriviaTuesday #CAWater #Lake  #bureauofreclamation #reclamation #autumn
We hope you enjoy this beautiful Sunrise Sunday image captured near the MSCP Yuma East Wetlands conservation area. Learn more about the MSCP Yuma East Wetlands conservation area at usbr.gov! #sunrisesunday #sunrise #sunday #yuma #mscp #conservation #weekend #december #winter #bureauofreclamation
Today's snow-capped Scenic Saturday photo was taken near Sherburne Dam in Montana, by Reclamation's Anellise Deters. Learn more about Sherburne Dam at usbr.gov! #ScenicSaturday #scenic #saturday #lakesherburne #Montana #water #december #winter #photooftheday #bureauofreclamation
I fought this bastard for a while. It's a 10 inch valve inside of a 8 foot deep vault. This is one of our old Bureau of Reclamation Mains that was installed in the 50s/60s. I got it off, we made the repair, charged and flushed the main #waterdistribution #waterdistrict #waterdistributionoperator #mainbreak #water #bureauofreclamation #wetwednesdaypic #wwp
It's Trivia Tuesday time! Does Island Park Dam have an auxiliary spillway? Hint: https://go.usa.gov/xnDa7 #TriviaTuesday #Trivia #Tuesday #Water #Dam #Quiz #IDwater #HenrysFork #SnakeRiver #Idaho #IslandParkDam #November #Autumn #Fall #PhotoOfTheDay #BureauOfReclamation
In addition to its flooding of the scenic Glen Canyon, the dam's economic justification was questioned by some critics. It became a catalyst for the modern environmental movement, and was one of the last dams of its size to be built in the United States... #damnation #fuckdams #glencanyon #h2no #nature #grandcanyon #marblecanyon #az #pleaseleave #itslit #bureauofreclamation #goodvsevil #manvsnature
On this glorious #ThrowbackThursday , we look back when #Reclamation workers in 1910 applying a seal coat at the Malheur Siphon outlet on the Owyhee Project in beautiful #Oregon . To check out more great history, visit our page: https://www.usbr.gov/ #bureauofreclamation #blackandwhitephotography  #history
Welcome to your countdown to #Thanksgiving ! With three days to go, let’s kick off your #DamOfTheWeek with the East Canyon Dam in the great state of #Utah . The East Canyon Dam, which is 260 feet tall with a top thickness of 7 feet and a crest length of 436 feet, replaced an old concrete arch dam and increased the reservoir capacity from 29,000 to 51,200 acre-feet, covering a surface area of 684 acres. The uncontrolled spillway is on the left end of the #dam and has a 6,200-cubic-foot-per-second capacity; the outlet through the dam has a capacity of 710 cubic feet per second. Learn more at https://go.usa.gov/xnWR6 #ThanksgivingCountDown #Reclamation #InWithTheNew #UTWater #bureauofreclamation #water
Secretary Zinke welcomes the confirmation of Brenda Burman as Commissioner of the Bureau of Reclamation, the first woman to ever lead the Bureau. “I am deeply honored for the opportunity to lead this organization,” said Brenda Burman. “The employees of Reclamation are dedicated to working through the most difficult water issues and managing water in the West. I look forward to working with Secretary Zinke, the Administration, and our many partners, contractors and customers to solve our most pressing water issues.” #bureauofreclamation #water #reclamation #west #western
Friday has arrived, and it's time to plan your weekend. If you're looking for some fun outdoors, check out Reclamation's recreation webpage for places to visit! In today's photo, Reclamation's Mary DeVries spotted a bighorn sheep near Lake Sherburne Dam in Montana. If you've never been to Lake Sherburne, it's beauty and wildlife viewing opportunities are worth the trip! Learn more about Reclamation's recreation opportunities here: https://www.usbr.gov/recreation/ #FridayFunday #Friday #Fun #Weekend #TGIF #LakeSherburne #Outdoors #Nature #Water #November #Fall #Autumn #PhotoOfTheDay #BureauOfReclamation
Hoover dam, 110+ degrees! #bureauofreclamation
It's #WorkerWednesday ! Let's take a small step back in time to 1995. This photo shows Reclamation experts assisting with the removal of Razorback Suckers from the ponds at the Boulder City Golf Course, Nevada. The fish are raised here until mature enough to be repatriated to the Colorado River. #Fish #Reclamation #ColoradoRiver #BoulderCity #RazorbackSucker #bureauofreclamation #water #workingwednesday #workers #coriver
We hope you enjoy this beautiful Sunrise Sunday image, taken along the Rio Grande river. Learn about The Rio Grande project here: https://go.usa.gov/xngpa #SunriseSunday #Sunrise #Sunday #Weekend #Sun #RioGrande #River #Water #PhotoOfTheDay #November #Autumn #Fall #BureauOfReclamation
#Reposting @bureau_of_reclamation with @instarepost_app -- For today’s Sunset Sunday photo, please enjoy this display of beautiful colors as the sun lowers behind the mountains at Lake Mead. Learn more about Lake Mead, a by-product of Hoover Dam at USBR.gov! #SunsetSunday #sunset #sunday #weekend #sun #water #lakemead #hooverdam #october #autumn #fall #photooftheday #photo #photography #bureauofreclamation
It's Scenic Saturday and we're showing off the Northern California Area Office's Rope Access Team! They recently conducted a site inspection at Shasta Dam. Check out this cool photo taken at the scene. Learn more about the NCAO here: https://go.usa.gov/xngVs #ScenicSaturday #Scenic #Saturday #Weekend #Workers #ShastaDam #California #CAwater #Water #November #Autumn #Fall #BureauOfReclamation
The #history throughout the park can tell a beautiful #story . The Morrow Point #dam at Cimarron sits where a trussel bridge once carried the Denver and Rio Grand #railroad over the Gunnison #river . Our education team offers a “Hands on the Land” program to immerse students in this rich history. Call us at 970-641-2337 to learn more! #findyourpark #optoutside #curecanti #bor #train #bureauofreclamation
Critical dams are crumbling, but the @bureau_of_reclamation has a way to fix them: reality capture. - (✒Kylee Swenson)
We’re stepping back in time for Throwback Thursday to the early 1900s to visit the Strawberry Project. Excavation of the Strawberry Tunnel was started in 1906 and completed in 1912. Construction of the Spanish Fork Diversion Dam, Strawberry Power Canal, and Upper Spanish Fork Powerplant was completed in 1908. Electric power from these facilities was used at the Strawberry Tunnel and Dam during construction. Construction of Indian Creek Dike and Feeder Canal was completed in September 1912 and Strawberry Dam was finished in 1913. The High Line Canal and distribution system of approximately 77 miles, of which about 62 miles are concrete lined, was completed in 1916 and the Springville-Mapleton Lateral was completed in 1918. The entire project was completed by June 30, 1922. Learn more about the history of the Strawberry Project at usbr.gov! #throwbackthursday #throwback #thursday #tbt #History #archives #blackandwhitephotography #october #autumn #fall #strawberryproject #bureauofreclamation
St Elmo Ghost Town, San Juan Mountains Colorado ☀️ St Elmo is widely renowned as the best preserved ghost town in all of Colorado, and I can confirm that there is definitely some evidence to support that. One of my favorite hobbies is Wild West ghost town hunting- and at least half of it is HOW to get there. Like most other abandoned towns and historic sites, St Elmo is FAR from just off the beaten path- it is, however, in Google Maps! You'd be surprised how many places your gps already knows about. I usually lose cell phone service before I make it to my destination, but I take screen shots of my directions before setting out. Getting to St Elmo requires a four wheel drive vehicle and I wouldn't recommend it during the winter months, but it is simply a MUST-SEE. #loveisouttherecontest #instabeauty #4x4 #subaru #offroad #ghosttown #historicsite #bureauofreclamation #tincuppass #collegiatepeaks #aspens #colorado #travelgram #wanderlust #takemeback #wildwest #gettingthere #mountaintown #scenicview #schoolhouse #abandonedplaces #303 #stelmo #coloradoghosttowns #ghosttownsofcolorado #coloradoisforlovers
Introducing this week's Dam of the Week: Taylor Park Dam! 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. The spillway is an overflow-type weir crest 180 feet long with a capacity of 10,000 cubic feet per second. The outlet works is a horseshoe tunnel with a diameter of 10 feet, and a capacity of 1,500 cubic feet per second. #damoftheweek #dam #colorado #cowater #gunnison #gunnisonriver #coloradoriver #coriver #monday #october #autumn #fall #bureauofreclamation
For today’s Sunset Sunday photo, please enjoy this display of beautiful colors as the sun lowers behind the mountains at Lake Mead. Learn more about Lake Mead, a by-product of Hoover Dam at USBR.gov! #SunsetSunday #sunset #sunday #weekend #sun #water #lakemead #hooverdam #october #autumn #fall #photooftheday #photo #photography #bureauofreclamation
Hoover Dam: Still more to Vegas than the Strip. An engineering marvel from the 1930s, the ingenuity of the concept, its scale and construction, are simply mind-blowing. Originally built to control and regulate flood waters, Hoover Dam is now 100% self-sustaining - its 17 generators providing hydroelectric power to 1.3 million people in Nevada, Arizona, and California; and concurrently impounding waters in Lake Mead, the largest reservoir in the US. On our way to the dam, we drove through Boulder City, and I finally understood why it’s named BC (all that huge boulders everywhere!) It was also very cool to drive between the states of Nevada and Arizona 😊 . #hooverdam #lasvegas #vegas #nevada #arizona #roadtrip #bouldercity #lakemead #boulderdam #coloradoriver #waterdam #powerdam #roadtripusa #hydroelectricity #hydropower #reservoir #engineeringmarvel #bureauofreclamation #lakemeadoverlook #blackcanyon #latergram
For your Scenic Saturday enjoyment, take a moment to bask in the tranquility of this short video, highlighting the fall colors of Grizzly Creek, a tributary of the Colorado River. Thanks to Reclamation’s Alex Stephens for this great clip! #ScenicSaturday #scenic #saturday #weekend #relax #fall #autumn #grizzlycreek #coloradoriver #colorado #river #october #bureauofreclamation
It’s Throwback Thursday at Reclamation, and this week we’re checking out the Horse Mesa Dam in Arizona; part of Reclamation’s Lower Colorado region. Located on the Salt River 65 miles northeast of Phoenix, Horse Mesa Dam is a concrete thin-arch structure 305 feet high. Constructed by the Salt River Valley Water Users’ Association between 1924-1927, the dam contains 162,000 cubic yards of concrete, and forms a 245,138 acre-foot reservoir. The spillway, as modified in 1936-1937 by the Bureau of Reclamation, includes a 50,000 cubic foot per second, concrete-lined auxiliary tunnel, 30 feet in diameter and 400 feet long; a regulating gate, gatehouse, and operating mechanism for controlling the tunnel; and a concrete discharge apron below the existing spillway. The piers on the radial-gate spillways were thickened, individual motor-driven gate hoists were installed, and two 15-kilovolt-ampere gasoline-engine driven generators were installed for emergency operation of the hoist motors. Learn more about the history of Horse Mesa Dam at USBR.gov! #throwbackthursday #throwback #thursday #History #archives #blackandwhitephotography #horsemesadam #saltriver #saltrivervalley #srp #bureauofreclamation
Monitoring the placement of a 118’ rebar cage in a secant pile before placing concrete at Cle Elum Dam, Washington. #construction #crane #criticallift #rebarcage #cleelum #washingtonstate #secantpile #drilling #bureauofreclamation #fishpassage #concreteplacement #doingwork
It’s time for your weekly mental exercise with Reclamation! What is the lake storage capacity (in acre-ft.) for Friant Dam in California? Thanks to Reclamation’s Patrick Shima for today’s cool photo! #triviatuesday #trivia #tuesday #october #fall #autumn #quiz #friantdam #california #water #photooftheday #photography #BureauOfReclamation
Welcome to a new week with Reclamation! Our Dam Of The Week is the Ririe Dam, located in Idaho. The dam is an earth and rockfill structure on Willow Creek, and was constructed between 1970-77. It has a structural height of 253 ft., and can store up to 90,500 acre-feet of water. To learn more about Ririe Dam, visit usbr.gov! #DamOfTheWeek #RirieDam #Idaho #Water #Monday #October #Autumn #Fall #PhotoOfTheDay #BureauOfReclamation
Today is the completion celebration for the Folsom Dam Auxiliary Spillway! This joint federal project has been a long time coming. Almost 10 years from the start, everyone is very excited. For more information and photos, check back later and in Thursday's Telegraph. . #folsom #folsomtelegraph #folsomdam #bureauofreclamation #usarmycorpsofengineers #centralvalleyfloodprotection #departmentofwaterresources #jointfederalproject #completionceremony #folsomdamauxillaryspillway #news #local #community #communitynews #localnews #newspaper #localnewspaper #communitynewspaper #sacramento
Happy Monday Morning, Everyone; it's the start of a new week, and we hope it's a great one. Our Dam of the Week is Morrow Point Dam on the Gunnison River in Colorado. Morrow Point is Reclamation’s first thin-arch, double-curvature dam. Lots more information about Morrow Point is available on the Reclamamation website: https://on.doi.gov/2wPmKIm #DamOfTheWeek #Monday #October #Autumn #Fall #Water #Beautiful #PhotoOfTheDay #Photo #BureauOfReclamation #USInterior
Today’s #WorkingWednesday #photo shows #Reclamation employees #working on the installation of a 500 kw emergency generator at #davisdam near Bullhead City, #arizona 🌟Learn more about the work we do at Davis Dam at usbr.gov! #wednesday #october #workers #work #autumn #fall #water #bureauofreclamation #usinterior
For this week’s #triviatuesday we invite everyone to try and identify the name of this river. Hint: The #river is located in Reclamation’s Upper Colorado Region. Good luck! #trivia #tuesday #october #autumn #fall #water #quiz #bureauofreclamation #usinterior
We hope this sunset on the Upper Klamath Lake, just off U.S. Highway 97 in Klamath Falls Oregon, sets your Sunday off to a relaxing start. From all of us here at Reclamation wishing you a great week ahead. #SunsetSunday #Sunset #Sunday #Weekend #Water #Beauty #Autumn #Fall #BureauOfReclamation #USInterior
For Scenic Saturday, we present this aerial view of Cle Elum, our #DamoftheWeek . Cle Elum is an earthfill dam constructed at the end of a natural lake that forms a reservoir with an active capacity of 436,900 acre-feet. The dam is 165 feet high and contains 1,411,000 cubic yards of material. Learn more about Cle Elum Dam here: https://on.doi.gov/2tleKiW #ScenicSaturday #Scenic #Saturday #Weekend #Beauty #Relax #Enjoy #Autumn #Fall #Nature #Outdoors #BureauOfReclamation #River #USInterior
Throwback Thursday to a 1932 image from inside a cylinder gate shaft at Cle Elum Dam. It looks like something you'd see in a sci-fi movie. #ThrowbackThursday #Throwback #Thursday #History #Archives #BlackAndWhitePhotography #Vintage #Autumn #Fall #HistoricalPhotography #PhotoOfTheDay #BureauOfReclamation #USInterior
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