South Fork Yuba River in California | Austen Lorenz With a cool breeze blowing off the river, Jarrad looked up at the sunbaked limestone walls of the Auburn Quarry, a popular rock climbing area in the Auburn State Recreation Area along the Middle Fork of the American River, visualizing the moves required to get to… Read more »
American Rivers’ Chris Williams tells the story of a recent trip accompanying native tribal leaders down the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon.
Washington, D.C. — American Rivers today announced its annual list of America’s Most Endangered Rivers®, naming the Colorado River the Most Endangered River in the country. The Colorado River is endangered by outdated water management that is inadequate to respond to the pressures of over-allocation and persistent drought. American Rivers is calling on Congress to… Read more »
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 »
Can we all just catch raindrops where they fall? – the state of rainwater harvesting in the Colorado River Basin
Rainwater harvesting is a valuable tool to increase local water supplies but must also be carefully considered in the face of complex western water laws and impacts on groundwater recharge and river flows | © US EPA Growing up in Los Angeles in the 1990s, I remember the severe water shortages. Almost overnight, everyone was… Read more »
www.AmericanRivers.org/MostEndangeredRivers www.AmericanRivers.org/SanJoaquin Washington, D.C. — American Rivers today announced its annual list of America’s Most Endangered Rivers®, naming California’s San Joaquin River the Most Endangered River in the country. Outdated water management and excessive diversions, compounded by the current drought, have put the San Joaquin River at a breaking point. American Rivers is calling on… Read more »
The New York Times is running this story by Adam Nagourney today, highlighting significant threats facing the Grand Canyon, one of our country’s greatest national treasures. The story examines the Escalade tram development that could carry as many as 10,000 visitors a day from the canyon rim down to the confluence of the Colorado and… Read more »
This is a guest post by Neil Wagner, a relief pitcher for the Tampa Bay Rays. The English novelist J.B. Priestly said of the Grand Canyon that “there is of course, no sense at all in trying to describe the Grand Canyon. Those who have not seen it will not believe any possible description. Those… Read more »
From every corner of the state, people came together to hammer out goals and ideals, prioritize needs and wants, and think deeply about how we move together towards a collaborative vision of water in Colorado.
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 »