Bureau of Reclamation

The Bureau of Reclamation is the largest wholesale supplier of water and the second largest producer of hydropower in the United States.

We're traveling back to 1906 today, to the Boise Project in Idaho. A grader is seen being hauled by a traction engine during construction on the project. Notice that some of the equipment was being hauled by horses! Learn more about the history of the Boise Project here: https://go.usa.gov/xQ2d2 #TBT #history #ThrowbackThursday #Idaho #Water
On this day in 1905, the Huntley Project, located in Montana, was approved. This photo shows the threshing of the first crop of grain produced by the Huntley Project in November of 1908. Learn more about the history of the Huntley Project here: https://go.usa.gov/xQTRA #Water #history #agriculture #montana #photooftheday
In today's Working Wednesday photo, you get a unique look into a "Generator Rewind" event that took place at Glen Canyon Dam in March of 2010. The process included replacing the stator core and other components and disassembly and reassembly of the rotating machinery. Learn more about the work we do here: www.usbr.gov #science #water #glencanyondam #Arizona #Water #work
Hooray! Today is #National Bat Appreciation Day! Today's photo shows a photo of an adorable California Leaf Nosed bat. A biologist is seen performing radio tracking of the species near Blythe, California. Biologists captured the bats in a mine, affixed temporary radio tags to them, and released the bats to conduct a radio tracking study which enables biologists to monitor them by plane and on the ground. Learn more about our work with wildlife here: https://go.usa.gov/xQTRj #wildlife #animals #photooftheday #science #research #biology
It's time for your weekly mental exercise with Reclamation! What's the total capacity (in acre-feet) of Crawford Reservoir in Colorado?
Let's start this week off right by learning about the Brantley Dam in New Mexico. Brantley Dam is on the Pecos River, about 13 miles upstream from the city of Carlsbad, New Mexico. It is part of the Brantley Project, which provides irrigation, flood control, fish and wildlife enhancement and recreation to the Upper Colorado region. Learn more here: https://go.usa.gov/xQ2E6 #DamOfTheWeek #NewMexico #Water #Science #PhotoOfTheDay
As the sun sets on your weekend, we hope this beautiful photo of a sunset along the Snake River in Kings Hill, Idaho will bring you a bit more happiness before beginning a new week. This photo was taken in the MInidoka Project area by Reclamation's Kirsten Strough. Learn more here: https://go.usa.gov/xQgGf #SunshineSunday #Weekend #Sunshine #Water #Idaho #PhotoOfTheDay
There's nothing like a beautiful photo to help set the tone for a great Saturday. Today's photo was taken near the Palisades Dam in Idaho by Reclamation's Kirsten Strough. Learn more about Palisades Dam here: https://go.usa.gov/xQgfv #ScenicSaturday #Weekend #Water #Science #PhotoOfTheDay
It's the best day of the week again... it's Friday Funday! In today's great photo captured by Reclamation's Nham Nguyen, a long-tailed weasel is spotted. Looks like it's ready for the weekend too! This little cutie was seen in Reclamation's Lower Yellowstone Project area. Learn more about the Lower Yellowstone Project here: https://go.usa.gov/xQYzx #FridayFunday #Weekend #Animals #Wildlife #photography
For today's trip back in time, we're going back to the 1950's to see the former Davis Dam control room. Learn more about the history of the Davis Dam here: https://go.usa.gov/xQYtw #ThrowbackThursday #Spring #Water #Science #PhotoOfTheDay
On Wednesdays, we like to highlight the work of Reclamation folks. In today's photo taken by Reclamation's Jeff Ticknor and Nathan Morgan, Adam Northrup is seen descending into the Yellowtail Dam Spillway. Want to work with us? Visit: https://go.usa.gov/xQYtd #WorkingWednesday #Spring #Water #Science #PhotoOfTheDay
As inflows to Folsom Lake decrease, the folks at Nimbus Dam have begun to decrease water releases into the American River, from 25,000 (seen here, on Friday) cfs to 5,000 cfs by April 18th. Thanks to Reclamation's Todd Plain for this awesome footage! #water #california #cawater
It's time for a new Dam of the Week! Gibson Dam is the principal structure of the Sun River Project and is located near Great Falls, Montana. It took about three years to build, and its construction was completed in 1929. Thanks to Reclamation's Thereasa Kapust for the awesome photo! Learn more about Gibson Dam here: https://go.usa.gov/xQYtX #DamOfTheWeek #Spring #Water #Science #PhotoOfTheDay
In today's awesome Sunshine Sunday post, we see the "Stinky Playa," adjacent to Lake Holloman along US-70 near Alamogordo, NM after several days of rain. Located in the Tularosa Basin is Reclamation's Brackish Groundwater National Desalination Research Facility which is a focal point for developing technologies for the desalination of brackish and impaired groundwater found in the inland states. Learn more here: https://go.usa.gov/xQaSQ #Sunday #Sunshine #Weekend #Newmexico #Water #PhotoOfTheDay #nmwater
With spring underway, winter is beginning to feel further away for many of us who are already making plans to enjoy the outdoors in warmer temperatures. Today's Friday Funday photo offers a few ideas for recreation activities to enjoy on Reclamation lands. This photo shows swimmers, kayakers and a paddle boarder at Cascade Reservoir in Boise, ID. Learn more about our recreation activities here: https://go.usa.gov/xQaSc #Friday #Weekend #Water #Fun #Idaho #PhotoOfTheDay
In today's awesome Throwback Thursday photo, we see a young, hours-old Hereford calf during a feeding of cattle in a snow-covered Boise Project, in Idaho. Photo taken in February, 1967. Learn more about the history of the Boise Project here: https://go.usa.gov/xQaJf #TBT #history #Boise #animals #photooftheday
Today's #WorkingWednesday photo showcases the importance of the power provided by Reclamation's #hydropower facilities. The Trinity River Hatchery is powered by hydroelectric #energy produced by Lewiston Dam, in #California Seen in the photo is a fish sorting trailer - part of the Trinity River hatchery - used for sorting hatchery-raised salmon located downstream of Lewiston Dam. Learn more about the Lewiston Power Plant here: https://go.usa.gov/xQaJy #science #water #photooftheday
Today is National Find a Rainbow Day! We're sharing this amazing photo of a double rainbow captured over Boca Reservoir by Reclamation's Zahid Wazid. #PhotoOfTheDay #Water #Photography #NationalFindARainbowDay #FindARainbowDay
Today's Trivia Tuesday question is... what is the name of Taylor Park Dam's watercourse? #Water #Trivia #Science #PhotoOfTheDay #cowater
This week's Dam of the Week is Taylor Park Dam, located in Colorado. 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. Learn more here: https://go.usa.gov/xQaJj #Monday #Spring #Water #Colorado #PhotoOfTheDay #cowater
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