Colorado River through the Grand Canyon | © Amy Kober For thirty years, our America’s Most Endangered Rivers report has highlighted urgent threats to rivers and has spurred the public to take action. Through the report, we have helped sound the alarm on hundreds of rivers, saving them from threats like pollution and new dams…. Read more »
Southwest Projects Playing a lead role in your area through our clean water projects.
© Brett Walton, Circle of Blue Ask Congress to support robust funding of critical programs that address water supply sustainability in the Colorado River Basin and across the West. Flying into New Mexico a couple of weeks ago, one could have easily been fooled into a false sense that the permanent drought afflicting the Southwestern… Read more »
Tell Congress to vote NO on the bill that would put the interests of resort developers and frackers above your right to enjoy the river. Take Action » Today, the House will vote on H.R. 3189, the so-called “Water Rights Protection Act.” The bill would dry up stretches of rivers and harm river restoration efforts… Read more »
Morrows Point dam is spilling at over 9,000 cfs! | Joel Evans This year’s spring runoff in Western Colorado is bordering on epic! With the Shoshone Reach on the Colorado near Glenwood Springs running at over 16,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) and the three Aspinall Unit dams (Blue Mesa, Morrow Point, and Crystal) spilling… 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 »
Credit: Ipswich River Watershed Association Despite passing out of the Colorado House with bipartisan support, the popular legislation legalizing residential use of rain barrels in Colorado is currently being held hostage by Senate Agriculture, Natural Resources and Energy Committee Chairman, Jerry Sonnenberg. With only days left in the Colorado legislative session, the fate of the… Read more »
Water policy experts spent 5 days on the Yampa River to build good will, identify common ground, and talk about preserving the river for future generations.
Washington – Just over a month after American Rivers named the Colorado River the Most Endangered River in the nation for 2013, representatives from the Department of the Interior, the Bureau of Reclamation, seven Colorado River basin states, and Ten Tribes Partnership are meeting today to discuss next steps for basin water supply. Matt Niemerski,… Read more »
(Denver) – American Rivers, the nation’s leading river conservation organization, today announced it is opening a new office in Denver to protect and restore the state’s rivers and the many benefits they provide to people and wildlife. “From the Arkansas to the Platte to the Colorado, our state is blessed with world-class rivers,” said Matt… Read more »