Washington – A major alarm bell for water supplies in the Colorado River Basin is expected this week, as the Bureau of Reclamation may, for the first time in history, say it needs to reduce the amount of water released from Lake Powell, the reservoir behind Arizona’s Glen Canyon Dam. While the forecast raises the… Read more »
Welcome to Part 4 of the Anglers Fund conservation update, which summarizes our recent successes to protect and restore important fish habitat. The theme for this report is “healthy fish need healthy rivers”. We hope you’ll enjoy seeing how our work has a positive impact on fisheries. This week is the South! Previous posts: California,… Read more »
Washington – American Rivers today applauded President Obama for designating five new national monuments covering more than 240,000 acres. The President of American Rivers, Bob Irvin, made the following statement: “We commend President Obama for his leadership and vision in protecting five new national monuments that will safeguard historic, cultural, and natural treasures for future… Read more »
© 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 »
A proposed diversion will have tremendous economic and ecological impacts on New Mexico’s last wild river: the Gila.
Washington, DC — Eight months after American Rivers named the Gila River one of America’s Most Endangered Rivers™ for 2008, momentum is growing for smarter, cost-effective water management solutions for the Gila River, rather than a costly and destructive water diversion scheme. Unfortunately, the New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission (ISC) continues to promote a large-scale… Read more »
Originally published on Telluride Inside…And Out Natural Resources Committee moved a bill forward that would effectively kill Colorado’s rivers. Take action to stop this terrible bill Today, under the leadership of Doc Hastings (R-WA) and Tom McClintock (R-CA) in the House Natural Resources Committee, high-profile legislators with anti-environment track records and agendas voted almost strictly… Read more »
A proposed diversion will have tremendous economic and ecological impacts on New Mexico’s last, wild river: the Gila.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate Water and Power Subcommittee is holding a hearing today to discuss the future of one of the West’s most critical natural resources – the Colorado River. The hearing comes on the heels of recent deadly wildfires, a record-breaking heat wave and worsening drought conditions in the Southwest that have put… Read more »
The Hardest Working River The Colorado River is a lifeline in the desert, its water sustaining tens of millions of people in seven states, as well as endangered fish and wildlife. Not only does the Colorado River provide drinking water to thirty-six million people and irrigate nearly four million acres of land, it also is… Read more »