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Secretary Kempthorne, Other Dignitaries Break Ground For Storage/Reservoir Project in Southern California to Conserve Colorado River Water - Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne broke ground today for construction of the Drop 2 Storage Reservoir Project in California, which will conserve water and augment the water supply to the benefit of all seven Colorado River Basin states. “The Drop 2 Reservoir Storage Project is a triumph for common-sense water management policy,” Secretary Kempthorne told the project’s partners, including Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Robert Johnson; Shari Buck, Chair of the Board of Directors of the Southern Nevada Water Authority; Susan Bitter Smith, President of the Board of Directors of the Central Arizona Project; and Roger Patterson, Assistant General Manager, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. “You have shown once again that, working together, the states and the Department of the Interior can be leaders in the conservation and sustainable management of water.”

Reclamation Publishes Managing for Excellence Concluding Report - The Bureau of Reclamation announced that is has published the concluding report for the Managing for Excellence Initiative. This report documents the conclusion of the initiative and charts the course for ongoing implementation of the resulting decisions. "Reclamation has always believed in self-evaluation and continuous improvement," said Commissioner Robert Johnson. "Managing for Excellence is the latest example of Reclamation addressing how it does business with special emphasis on collaboration with stakeholders, transparency, and efficiency achieved through its business management practices." Press Release, Concluding Report

Animas-La Plata Project
Secretary Kempthorne Commends Progress on Animas-La Plata Project in Durango Ceremony Featuring Governor Ritter, Sen. Salazar and Ute and Navajo Tribal Leaders - With the construction of the Animas-La Plata Project nearing completion in Colorado, Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne and other leaders lauded progress on the project in a ceremony near the outlet works at the base of Ridges Basin Dam. Several hundred project partners joined Kempthorne, Department of the Interior Solicitor David Bernhardt, Governor Bill Ritter, Sen. Ken Salazar, Chairman Clement Frost of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe, Chairman Ernest House of the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, President Joe Shirley the Navajo Nation and Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Robert Johnson in a celebration at the site. More...

Water Marketing and Efficiency Grant Funding Opportunity Announced for Fiscal Year 2009 under the Water for America Initiative - Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Bob Johnson has announced the first funding opportunity for fiscal year 2009 under the Water for America Challenge Grant Program is now available online at www.grants.gov. Reclamation is seeking proposals for cooperative projects that create water banks and markets or improve the water delivery efficiency of a system through conservation or operational improvements. Reclamation has also announced grants for System Optimization Reviews, Water For America

Interim Public Conduct Rule Available for Review - The Bureau of Reclamation has published an interim final rule that updates existing regulations regarding public access to and conduct on all Reclamation projects, waters, and real property. More...

Last Updated: 11/4/08

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