Established in 1902, the Bureau of Reclamation is best known for water projects such as dams, powerplants, and canals that promoted the economic development of the West.

Today, USBR is a contemporary water management agency with a strategic plan to meet new water needs and balance the multitude of competing uses of water in the West. Its mission is to assist in meeting the increasing water demands of the West while protecting the environment and the public's investment in these structures. To learn more about USBR, visit