The California-Great Basin Region of the Bureau of Reclamation encompasses two-thirds of California, the Klamath Basin, and most of Nevada. The California-Great Basin Region operates the Central Valley Project and the Klamath Project, which includes more than 40 major dams and reservoirs, water for over 3 million acres of farmland, a portion of the water supply for more than 6 million people, and 41 recreation sites.
The mission of the Bureau of Reclamation is to manage, develop, and protect water and related resources in an environmentally and economically sound manner in the interest of the American public. The Region works to fulfill water obligations for agriculture, power generation, water conservation, water recycling and reuse while protecting natural and federally protected cultural resources.
The Bureau of Reclamation California-Great Basin Region's programs and responsibilities include: