Dry river bed in the Sierra Nevada of CA | Austen Lorenz Imagine a world without rivers. No digging in with your raft paddle as you shoot rapids. No guiding a canoe quietly downstream. No diving into deep river pools or standing in the mist of a waterfall. No casting fly lines into flowing water… Read more »
America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2015 3. Holston River Location: Tennessee The Holston River is threatened by the release of a toxic chemical from the Holston Army Ammunition Plant putting local water supplies and the community’s health at risk. South Holston River | Ben Collins (flickr CC) Recent tests indicate that the Holston Army Ammunitions… Read more »
Colorado River | Bureau of Land Management DENVER, Colo.– American Rivers and American Whitewater today applauded the Bureau of Reclamation’s new report, “Moving Forward.” The report outlines achievable, common sense solutions that will help protect the 1,450-mile Colorado River for outdoor recreation, wildlife, and water supply for people and agriculture for generations to come. The… Read more »
Today’s guest blog is a part of the America’s Most Endangered Rivers® series highlighting the Harpeth River in Tennessee. A Nashville native, our guest blogger, Priscilla Kaestner, is a senior at Auburn University, where she assumes leadership roles in the Gamma Phi Beta sorority, as well as for The Glomerata, Auburn’s yearbook. When not pursuing… Read more »
The Grand Canyon, and so many other expansive landscapes like it, has the power to change a person, simply by being.
For the fourth time, the New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission and regional water developers are angling for approval to dam New Mexico’s last free-flowing river.
Whiskey is for drinking, water is for…cooperating? It doesn’t quite have the same ring as the famous phrase “whiskey is for drinking, water is for fighting,” often attributed to but likely never uttered by Mark Twain. But the sentiment animates American Rivers’ Most Endangered Rivers List of 2016. The #1 river on the list, the… Read more »
Washington, D.C.- American Rivers named the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness among America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2013 today, shining a national spotlight on a proposed copper nickel mine that would release toxic waste into the South Kawishiwi River, threatening fish and wildlife, drinking water quality, and a world class recreation area. “The America’s Most… Read more »
Future of St. Johns River, One of America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2008, Still Hangs in the Balance
Washington, DC — Eight months after American Rivers named the St. Johns River one of America’s Most Endangered Rivers™ for 2008, decision makers have yet to protect the river by denying permits for massive water withdrawals. American Rivers called on the St. Johns River Water Management District to deny these permits and require counties to… Read more »
Statement by David Moryc, River Protection Program Director for American Rivers: “American Rivers is disappointed the Senate gave the green light to S. 1134 which unnecessarily rolls back forty years of protections for the St. Croix River and the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. The bill authorizes a bridge that tosses aside the very values… Read more »