The Knowledge Stream Summer 2014 Issue - This issue of The Knowledge Stream highlights research aimed at helping Reclamation meet the Nation’s changing energy needs by improving the safety, efficiency, and capacity of our hydroelectric plants. These projects range from detecting cavitation on our turbine runners, to reducing noise at Reclamation’s facilities, to understanding how our facilities are impacted as more wind and solar generation is brought into the power grid. Read the newsletter at: http://www.usbr.gov/research/docs/ks-2014-04.pdf
The Bureau of Reclamation will host a community celebration event on Saturday, September 27, 2014 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of power generation at Glen Canyon Dam. The public is invited to attend the event being held at the dam.
Reclamation’s Living River Exhibit - Idaho Salmon & Steelhead Days event is a three day hands-on educational event that celebrates native Idaho fish species and their habitats. Kids at Reclamation’s Living River Exhibit had fun learning about river restoration. on.fb.me/1uu8KNA
Photo shows sunrise in reach 1 at MSCP Laguna conservation area. Reclamation is developing the Laguna Reach of the Colorado River near Yuma, Arizona, as part of the Lower Colorado River Multi-Species Conservation Program. This area was identified as having potential for large scale riparian and marsh restoration and enhancement by replacing large saltcedar stands with a mosaic of marsh, riparian and upland habitats, restoring nearly 1,200 acres. Photo: Alexander Stephens, Reclamation
Jeff Ticknor and Patrick Fischer of GPRO perform a rope inspection of the Granby spillway. Photo by Adam Northrup, Reclamation. More on Granby Dam at http://on.doi.gov/1CmL2Y5