Map of US Dam Removals 1936-2013

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 »

Keeping the Rivers Flowing in Texas

Today’s update blog about the #3 San Saba River – a part of our America’s Most Endangered Rivers® series- is from Charlie Granstaff, a local long-term resident in the San Saba River Basin. Attend the TCEQ Meeting: Date: October 9, 2013 Time: 9:30 AM Place: TCEQ, 12100 Park 35 Circle, Building E, Room 2018, Austin,… Read more »

The Story of the San Saba River

Today’s guest blog about the #3 San Saba River- a part of our America’s Most Endangered Rivers® series- is a historical perspective from Bob Davee, a local long-term resident, rancher, and farmer in the San Saba River Basin.  Bob was born and raised in McCulloch County, where his family has lived since his Great Grandpa… Read more »

Rivers Endangered in the Face of Climate Change

Take Action to Protect theSan Saba River Tell decision makers to protect the flows of the San Saba River! Drought.  A word that has been spread across news headlines, felt by cities, and argued about between upstream and downstream farm communities.  Last year’s drought affected 65% of the country, specifically impacting over 2000 counties.  While… Read more »

San Saba

America’s Most Endangered Rivers for 2013: San Saba River Texas At Risk: River flow for ranchers, citizens, and lakes Threat: Outdated water management A dry San Saba River, TX| Robb Kendrick, National Geographic Stock Keep the San Saba River Flowing! Ask State Sen. Fraser to Co-sponsor Texas House Bill 2546 and the TX Committee on… Read more »

San Saba River Among America’s Most Endangered Rivers

Washington, D.C.- American Rivers named the San Saba River of Texas among America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2013 today, shining a national spotlight on outdated water management that threatens river health as well as flows for ranchers and Austin’s chain of lakes. American Rivers and its partners are calling on the Texas Commission on Environmental… Read more »

Busy Week for Natural Gas Across the Country

Well pad | Credit: Ecoflight   There has been a lot of activity across the country this week as states grapple with the most appropriate ways to deal with the natural gas boom.  Here are some highlights: For America’s Most Endangered River® of 2011, the Susquehanna River, local activists surprised the Commissioners of the Susquehanna… Read more »

Sand Mining for Fracking in Texas

On our 2011 list of America’s Most Endangered Rivers™, we highlighted many types of mining, from uranium to copper and gold to coal. It is no secret that extractive industries tend to be hard on the environment.  When we listed our #1 Most Endangered River this year, the Susquehanna River, for natural gas development, we… Read more »

Baby Steps for Big Endangered RiverWho Will Be Next?

Over the years, one of the recurring visitors to our list of America’s Most Endangered Rivers® is the Rio Grande River on the border between the U.S. and Mexico.The Rio Grande appeared on the list in 1993, 1994, 2000, and 2003. Over the years, the challenges with managing the waters of the river have proven… Read more »

The Word of the Day: Fracking

Guess what? One of the most popular search terms on Yahoo recently was… FRACKING! Fracking is all the buzz lately. Unfortunately, this is one hat that is not going to sell out any time soon. Recently, Time magazine hopped on the scoop with an article entitled, “Could Shale Gas Power the World?” The author talks… Read more »