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Bureau of Reclamation



The mission of the Bureau of Reclamation is to manage, develop, and protect water and related resources in an environmentally and economically sound manner.
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Website: http://www.usbr.gov/
   


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Reclamation manages water related resources west of the Mississippi River. Besides being the largest wholesale supplier of water in the United States, the agency is the nation`s sixth largest hydroelectric power generator. Reclamation projects include 343storage dams and reservoirs (308 of these sites offer a variety of recreation activities), 58hydroelectric power plants, and 54,550 miles of canals and other conveyance anddistribution facilities. Managing water in the west includes: Water conservation, water treatment, water quality, and water uses.


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