U.S. Bureau of Reclamation

The Bureau of Reclamation:Manages, develops, and protects water and related resources in an environmentally and economically sound manner in the interest of the American public. Is the nation's largest wholesale water supplier, operating 337 reservoirs with a total storage capacity of 245 million acre-feet (an acre-foot, 325,851 gallons of water, supplies enough water for a family of four for one year). Provides 1 out of 5 (or, 140,000) Western farmers with irrigation water for 10 million farmland acres that produce 60 percent of the nation's vegetables and one quarter of its fresh fruit and nut crops. Is the second largest producer of hydropower in the United States and operates 53 hydroelectric powerplants that annually produced, on average, 40 billion kilowatt-hours for the last 10 years. Delivers 10 trillion gallons of water to more than 31 million people each year. Manages, with partners, 289 recreation sites that have 90 million visits annually. Reclamation’s management and recreation activities contribute $46 billion in economic output, and support about 312,000 jobs.

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1849 C Street NW
Washington DC , Washington , 20240-0001
United States

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