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Reclamation met recently with local Tribes to discuss fall flows and the drought’s impact on the fishery.

Reclamation shares concerns for the health of returning fall run Chinook salmon and respect their importance to the Tribes, the the public and to the ecosystem.

Reclamation celebrates Flaming Gorge 50th Anniversary.

View of Black Canyon during the delivery of a widehead turbine for Hoover Dam’s unit A-8. Hoover Dam staff members attached the turbine to the overhead crane, and delivered it safely to the exterior of the dam’s powerplant. Reclamation photographer Alex Stephens took the photo.

Reclamation hosted a C.A.S.T. For Kids event at Black Canyon Reservoir near  on Saturday, August 16, 2014. C.A.S.T. For Kids provides populations with special needs a day of fishing in the outdoors. 

Watch this animation explaining how the John W. Keys III Pump-Generating Plant works! The Pump-Generating Plant at Grand Coulee Dam was completed in 1973. It contains 12 pumps that lift water from the Columbia River up the hillside to a canal that flows into Banks Lake, which provides irrigation water to over 670,000 acres in the Columbia Basin Project. Six of the pumps can be reversed to generate hydroelectricity when demand exists. More information on Grand Coulee Dam:

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