The Changing Role of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation

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by Robert G. Potter, California Dep of Water Resources, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulic Engineering:

Abstract: The Bureau's reorganization will enable it to more effectively and efficiently meet changing water resources needs in the western states. The new role of the Bureau is particularly appropriate in California, where the Bureau has had such a large and beneficial program. In the last few years the Bureau has identified and initiated a significant number of actions to make existing projects more compatible with fish and wildlife resources and other environmental values. They also have undertaken various programs to maximize the use and efficiency of reservoir and conveyance systems in earlier years. The reorganization will enable the Bureau to pursue these actions and programs with the appropriate focus and attention.

Subject Headings: Bureau of Reclamation | Water resources | Water conservation | Reservoirs | Wildlife | Fish management | North America | United States | California | Western states

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