Providing Water to At-Risk Natural Desert Terminal Lakes

Under this authority, Reclamation will fund various activities that will provide water to at-risk natural desert terminal lakes or fund earmarked activities.

Examples of Funded Projects

Infrastructure improvement at a state wildlife management area that will improve water management and consequently allow conserved water to flow to a terminal lake.

Infrastructure design and analysis at a geothermal plant to determine whether their current discharge could be transferred to a terminal lake instead of being allowed to evaporate.

River restoration with an associated water right transfer.

Increased use of recirculated water at a tribal fish hatchery.

Agency - Department of the Interior

The Department of the Interior protects and provides access to the Nation's natural and cultural heritage, including responsibilities to Indian tribes and island communities. Departmental goals include resource protection and usage, overseeing recreational opportunities, serving communities and excellence in management.

Office - Technical/Program Information - contact Bureau of Reclamation, Lahontan Basin Area Office, Attention: Carol Grenier, 705 North Plaza Street, Room 320, Carson City, Nevada 89701-4015.

Telephone: (775) 882-3436.

Fax (775) 882-7592.


Acquisition Office - contact Bureau of Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Regional Office, Acquisition Services, 2800 Cottage Way, Room E-1815, Sacramento, California 95825-1898.

Telephone: (916) 978-5130.

Fax (916) 978-5175/5182.