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US Bureau of Reclamation


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A federal agency of the US Department of the Interior that was established in 1902 to provide public funds for irrigation projects in arid regions. The BR played a major role in the construction of dams, reservoirs, and irrigation systems designed to reclaim arid and semi‐arid lands in western states, especially since in the 1930s.

Subjects: Environmental Science.


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