Critical Decision Coming Up on the Harpeth River!

The following guest blog from Dorie Bolze is a part of our America’s Most Endangered Rivers® series— Harpeth River, Tennessee. Dorie Bolze is the Executive Director of the Harpeth River Watershed Association (HRWA). HRWA has been protecting the State Scenic Harpeth River and clean water in Tennessee since 1999. See HRWA’s website for background, reports,… Read more »

A 21st Century Flood Management Strategy for the Southeast

(Washington, DC) –  American Rivers voiced support today for efforts to help communities across Tennessee, Kentucky and Mississippi recover from recent floods and released a four point plan to prevent dangerous and damaging floods in the future. In Tennessee, after heavy rains dumped over 13 inches on May 1 and 2, Cumberland and Tennessee River… Read more »

Drowned Towns: What Lies Beneath the Reservoirs?

This is a guest blog from our intern Johannes Dreisbach. Hoover Dam, AR, NV | USBR Halloween is just a day away.  In a matter of hours, goblins and ghouls will be running amok in city streets and monsters will be haunting television screens.  With all of the spooky activities that will soon be taking… Read more »

Recollections of the River

Today’s guest blog is a part of the America’s Most Endangered Rivers® series highlighting the Harpeth River in Tennessee. In August 2003, John Guider walked out the back door of his home in Franklin, Tennessee, and placed a canoe in the creek behind his house. Three months later, he had paddled all the way to… Read more »

American Rivers Announces Four Additions to National Board of Directors

(Washington, DC) – American Rivers today announced that it has added four new members to its national board of directors. The new directors bring a wealth of expertise and diversity of experience to American Rivers, the leading organization fighting for healthy rivers so communities can thrive. Victor Ashe (Knoxville, TN) served as Ambassador to the… Read more »

Successful Habitat Restoration Projects

Morgan Point Bendway Closure Structure, ArkansasThe $2.7 million project was designed to restore flows to the Morgan Point Bendway, which was cut off when the Wilbur D. Mills Dam was constructed. An overflow weir closure structure at the mouth of the bendway and a water supply pipeline from the dam was built. Additionally, some areas… Read more »

Growing Up on the Harpeth River

Today’s guest blog is a part of the America’s Most Endangered Rivers® series highlighting the Harpeth River in Tennessee. A Nashville native, our guest blogger, Priscilla Kaestner, is a senior at Auburn University, where she assumes leadership roles in the Gamma Phi Beta sorority, as well as for The Glomerata, Auburn’s yearbook. When not pursuing… Read more »

Sewage spill in TN is example of national clean water threat

Washington, DC –  A massive sewage spill in Tennessee Tuesday killed two workers and sent millions of gallons of sewage into the Little Pigeon River, which flows through Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Katherine Baer, senior director of the clean water program at American Rivers, made the following statement: “This accident is a tragedy and our hearts… Read more »

The Permitting Process for Water Supply Reservoirs

The construction of water supply reservoir projects requires a Clean Water Act Section 404 permit for “the discharge of the dredged or fill material in waters of the U.S.” resulting from building the dam and control structures. EPA and the Corps of Engineers’ responsibility in the Section 404 permit process is to ensure that any… Read more »

A Journey Along the Harpeth

Today’s guest blog is a part of the America’s Most Endangered Rivers® series highlighting the Harpeth River in Tennessee. Our guest blogger today is Charles H. Watkins IV, founder of TENN4 Productions. TENN4 Productions is an independent conglomerate of actors, performers, comedians, and musicians from the beautiful state of Tennessee. Innertube floats with trees |… Read more »