America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2015 2. Columbia River Location: Washington, Oregon Outdated dam operations are putting healthy runs of salmon and other fisheries at risk. Columbia Gorge | Thomas O’Keefe Once home to the largest salmon runs in the world, the mighty Columbia River is now blocked by a series of dams. However, the… Read more »
Looking north towards Zoroaster Temple at Indian Gardens | Sinjin Eberle Nearly 5 million people a year, from across the country and around the world, are drawn to the amazing expanse and wild nature of the Grand Canyon. Whether by viewing the incomprehensible beauty from along the rims, descending into the depths of the canyon… Read more »
The Black Warrior River — listed as one of America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2013 and 2011 — is the subject of this update from guest author Charles Scribner, Executive Director of the Black Warrior Riverkeeper. Shepherd Bend slough | Nelson Brooke On Friday, June 19, Black Warrior Riverkeeper received inquiries from several reporters about… Read more »
Moseley swam 47.5 miles continuously from Moab to the confluence with Green River in 13:56:20 to raise awareness for American Rivers.
The St. Louis River is threatened by potential contamination from sulfide-ore mining. A local resident discusses the need to look into the past and learn important lessons in order to save the St. Louis River today.
Announcing America’s Most Endangered Rivers® for 2016! This report identifies the 10 most threatened waterways in the country and highlights the urgent need for conservation, greater efficiency, and better management of water resources to prevent further harm to river health, wildlife, fish and recreation. Fierce competition for water from rivers under ever greater strain from growing… Read more »
Birmingham, Ala. —Pollution caused by coal mining near the Black Warrior River has landed the river on the annual list of America’s Most Endangered Rivers™ – a report issued by the conservation group American Rivers. The Black Warrior River and its tributaries are a major drinking water source for Birmingham, Jasper, Cullman and Tuscaloosa. The… Read more »
Washington, DC — Eight months after American Rivers named the Rogue River one of America’s Most Endangered Rivers™ for 2008, the river is more endangered than ever, thanks to a new Bureau of Land Management plan that includes clearcut logging along key Rogue tributaries, and the failure of Congress to pass critical Wild and Scenic… Read more »
WASHINGTON, DC — The Colorado River basin presents the greatest water management challenges of any river basin in the nation, with ever-expanding demands for multiple water uses, water demand exceeding supply, valued but fragile ecosystems, and support for nearly every type of water-relevant interest. The importance of instream flows – the amount of water flowing… Read more »
Washington, DC – With floodwaters swelling the Mississippi River to historic levels and rivers nationwide at risk from gas drilling, sewage pollution, and other threats, American Rivers today released its annual list of America’s Most Endangered Rivers™. For the second year in a row, the most endangered river in the United States is a victim… Read more »