Make your voice heard and let the EPA and the Army Corps know that you support improvements to better protect clean water. A drinking water ban in Ohio. A historic drought in California. And in Canada, a massive dam failure sending toxic mining waste into salmon-rich waters. The past couple of weeks have provided stark… Read more »
Welcome to the 5th edition of American Rivers’ Anglers Fund conservation update, which summarizes our recent successes to protect and restore important fish habitat. You’ll see where we are restoring access to spawning grounds by taking out dams, protecting steelhead runs from mining and development, improving river health by protecting buffers and floodplains, and more…. Read more »
Martin Litton | John Blaustein A hero for wild rivers passed away Sunday. One of the original river guides in the Grand Canyon, Martin Litton, 97, was a passionate advocate for wild places and was at the center of some of our country’s biggest river conservation victories. He helped stop the construction of new dams… Read more »
Englebright Dam on the Yuba River | Amit Patel (Washington, DC) American Rivers today urged the House Energy and Commerce Committee to reject proposed legislation that would weaken or eliminate current state and federal resource agency authority over hydropower dams while handing increased responsibility for dam management to an already overworked federal commission. This proposed… Read more »
Three dangerous dams on the West Fork River need to be removed to benefit river ecology and to provide habitat connectivity for freshwater mussels and their fish-host species.
Despite industry hype, what actually stands between a hydro-powered future and reality is not federal regulation, but the significant and lasting damage that hydropower dams do to water quality, fish and wildlife and local communities.
Merced River, CA, Yosemite | DJ Schulte Washington – A bill introduced today, HR 934, by Representative Tom McClintock (R-CA), would remove long-standing Wild and Scenic River protections from a section of the Merced River and allow the Merced Irrigation District to pursue raising a spillway at New Exchequer Dam and inundate almost a mile… Read more »
Seattle, WA – The Bush administration today released its revised salmon management plan for the Columbia and Snake rivers. This latest salmon plan calls for less protective operation of federal dams on the Columbia and Snake rivers than have been ordered in recent years by a federal court. The plan also gives only superficial treatment… Read more »
Washington, D.C. — More than ten thousand dams across America could become killers if they fail and 1,333 of those dams are considered unsafe. This Sunday, the Association of State Dam Safety Officials (ASDSO) holds their annual conference in Austin, TX. Statistics developed by ASDSO show that an alarming number of dams in the United… Read more »
Washington, D.C. — American Rivers today released its annual list of 58 dams in 16 states that have been removed or are slated for removal in 2009. Thanks to the removal of these outdated dams, communities across the country have the opportunity to enjoy better water quality, improved public safety and flood protection, and more… Read more »