We are excited to launch this interactive map of all known dam removals in the U.S.! Few things have such a fundamental impact on a river as a dam. Dams block a river’s flow and can harm clean water, fish and wildlife, and recreation opportunities. American Rivers has pioneered a science-based approach to the removal… Read more »
Check out the Grand River, MI GeoStory! Rivers are a vital resource for the communities they touch. When we think of the wide array of benefits a clean and healthy river has on a community it is easy to see why people from all walks of life are drawn to caring for its well-being. With… Read more »
GeoStories on the Grand River with REI and American Rivers In support of National River Cleanup®, American Rivers and REI partnered to create a GeoStory about the Grand River, MI. Take a virtual trip down the river to learn how the Grand River, MI has benefited over the years from National River Cleanup.
Rapid development along the Rogue River, MI has made it important that we work with communities for smart growth to protect the river | © Kaie Rousseau The Rogue River watershed is just a short drive north of Michigan’s second largest metropolitan area, Grand Rapids. Covering a 262 square-mile drainage area, the Rogue flows south into… Read more »
Dams hurt rivers. They block a river’s flow and harm water quality, fish and wildlife, and recreational opportunities. In some cases where a dam is outdated, unsafe, or has outlived its usefulness, American Rivers advocates for dam removal. But in many cases, keeping a working hydropower dam in place makes sense. And with some upgrades… Read more »
Download the report [PDF] Preserving and protecting small streams is the best approach to ensure environmental and community benefits such as clean water and flood reduction. In highly urbanized areas, however, where small, headwater streams are often buried, hidden, and forgotten, protecting headwater streams is not possible. Stream daylighting is a relatively new approach that brings… Read more »
A great success story out of Michigan, where we worked with our partners to improve dam operations on the Muskegon River. Check our video feed for the other films in this success series about the Deschutes River and the Saluda River!
This is a guest blog from American Rivers’ intern, Johannes Dreisbach. Detroit River | Mike Russell In the early 1900s, Detroit became one of the largest cities in the United States, and the Detroit River played a major role. The river is 28 miles long and serves as the international border between Canada and the… Read more »
See a full list of dams removed in 2010 See a full list of dams removed/slated for removal in 2009 See our past list of dams removed from 1998-2008 American Rivers, the leading conservation organization fighting for healthy rivers so communities can thrive, today announced its annual list of 60 dams that were removed in… Read more »
Stop the Attacks on Clean Water Let Congress know you support the Clean Water Act What a week! News of the release of American Rivers’ annual list of America’s Most Endangered Rivers® spread like wildfire this week. This gives us great hope that progress will be made towards good decisions for our ten rivers this… Read more »