Predictions of more frequent and more extreme storms are no longer a theoretical debate for climate scientists: we are living it. Here’s one personal account of Hurricane Joaquin.
Albany, NY American Rivers today praised the Army Corps of Engineers for choosing a 21st century flood management solution in the Jackson Brook watershed. The Corps’ decision not to build a 20-foot dam at Hedden Park, and instead focus on watershed restoration solutions will reduce flood risk and improve community safety. Stephanie Lindloff, senior director… Read more »
(Rochester, MA) – American Rivers today praised the work of public safety officials from the Town of Rochester, the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency, and the Massachusetts Office of Dam Safety to prevent the failure of Hathaway Pond Dam in Rochester. The dam, located on the Sippican River, developed a large hole during this week’s flooding,… Read more »
Washington, DC – American Rivers and the Environmental Protection Agency today announced that a forest and clean water protection effort in Adams County, PA will receive a $250,000 grant, as part of a comprehensive initiative to protect and restore rivers in the Potomac Highlands region. The grant will help the Land Conservancy of Adams County,… Read more »
Clean Water and Livable Communities: New Report Shows How Communities Support Clean Water and Redevelopment
Where would you rather live – community A in vibrant, thriving area but one that is hot and floods every time it rains, or community B in a vibrant, thriving area that is cooled by trees and green roofs where pocket gardens and green streets soak up water to help reduce local floods and sewer… Read more »
Free Courses in Pittsburgh: How to Manage a Dam Removal Project (November 9th) and Natural Flood Management (November 10th)
American Rivers is holding two free training events in Pittsburgh this November. On November 9th, learn how to manage a dam removal project! This course will empower you to successfully lead a dam removal project in Pennsylvania. The removal of dams and other stream barriers is a practical way to meet heightened dam safety requirements… Read more »
Citizens of Mammoth, CA united to restore Snow Creek Meadow Preserve and turn it into a community asset. | Michael Swimmer Fifteen years ago Snow Creek Meadow Preserve was a nameless discarded place, the undevelopable floodplain around Mammoth’s Snow Creek Condos in the Eastern Sierra Nevada. Then in 1996, a group of friends including a… Read more »
Portland, Oregon’s Flood Protection Success Story: Reducing Flood Risk and Restoring Floodplains along Johnson Creek.
In February I had a great opportunity to visit a few of Portland, Oregon’s floodplain restoration sites along Johnson Creek. My visit came a month after Portland experienced major flooding back in January 2012 when record snowmelt and heavy rains flooded many neighborhoods throughout the city. Seven major floods occurred on Johnson Creek in the… Read more »
America’s Most Endangered Rivers for 2011 Is your river on the list? Sign up to be the first to learn about America’s Most Endangered Rivers. * First Name: * Last Name: * Email: ZIP: Yes! I want to learn more about issues affecting our nation’s rivers. Spam Control Text: As floods spread south along the… Read more »
When the US Army Corps of Engineers blew the levee at Birds Point and the New Madrid Floodway, it sparked a heated debate. We can ask whether this particular by-pass was a idea or not, but that decision was made 80 years ago, right or wrong. One thing is for sure in a changing climate —… Read more »