Aerial Views of San Joaquin River, CA The San Joaquin River is Central California’s largest river, supporting endangered fish and wildlife, communities, and is one of the most productive agricultural regions in the world. However, the river is so overtapped that it runs completely dry in stretches, threatening water quality, endangering fish and wildlife, creating… Read more »
Raleigh, N.C. – American Rivers today applauded the North Carolina state legislature for passing SB 163, a bill that expands community water supplies by allowing the use of reclaimed water. Reclaimed water is purified waste water that can be recycled through the water supply system. Modern water systems are able to clean waste water, restoring… Read more »
Despite thousands of comments sent by activists last week, on Tuesday, September 9, the US House of Representatives voted to approve HR 5078. This bill was yet another attempt to block the Clean Water Act protection rule-making underway by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). You can see how… Read more »
There are simply not that many wild rivers in the Colorado River Basin. By wild I mean rivers that are not controlled or diverted to other basins – rivers that fill with torrents of raging muddy brown water during spring floods providing nourishment to valleys below – rivers that provide a varied, unique and unparalleled… Read more »
Scenic Middle Fork Salmon River, ID | © John Seebach As we enter a new year, and a new Congress, I want to take this opportunity to thank you for everything you did for rivers this past year. 2014 was a great year for rivers, in no small part thanks to you. For the first time… Read more »
Heron on the Haw River | Haw River Assembly As 2015 continues to fly by, we are rapidly approaching the release of America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2015. On Tuesday, April 7, you will get to find out if your favorite river is troubled by new dams, outdated management, mining, pollution, or some other concern… Read more »
The following blog is a part of our America’s Most Endangered Rivers® series— Edisto River, South Carolina. Join us as we celebrate the Edisto River on our blog and social media throughout May and be sure to take action! Four Hole Swamp, SC | Gerrit Jobsis Rains have been abundant in South Carolina this spring,… Read more »
Lake Mead | CBS Las Vegas via Creative Commons (Denver) – The 15 year drought gripping the southwestern United States will soon signal increased urgency about the need to address the effects of outdated water use and the threat to communities, agriculture, the economy, and healthy rivers. The water elevation in Lake Mead is predicted… Read more »
The Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement’s proposed rule, the Stream Protection Rule, will help to protect waterways from the adverse impacts of coal mining.
With El Niño coming to drought-stricken California this winter, how do we reduce flooding while capturing water to improve water supply? Green Infrastructure helps on both counts.