Press Releases

Lake Mead Close to the Critical 1075 Elevation

When Lake Mead drops to 1,075ft elevation, The Bureau of Reclamation may reduce water deliveries to Arizona and Nevada. Action and funding is needed now to protect the health of the Colorado River and the Southwest Economy. (Denver) – The 15 year drought gripping the southwestern United States will soon signal increased urgency about the… Read more »

River Organizations Applaud Colorado River Basin Benefits Detailed in New Government Report

Colorado River | Bureau of Land Management DENVER, Colo.– American Rivers and American Whitewater today applauded the Bureau of Reclamation’s new report, “Moving Forward.” The report outlines achievable, common sense solutions that will help protect the 1,450-mile Colorado River for outdoor recreation, wildlife, and water supply for people and agriculture for generations to come. The… Read more »

Proposed Hydropower Legislation Weakens States’, Tribes’ Power to Protect and Restore Local Rivers

Englebright Dam on the Yuba River | Amit Patel (Washington, DC) American Rivers today urged the House Energy and Commerce Committee to reject proposed legislation that would weaken or eliminate current state and federal resource agency authority over hydropower dams while handing increased responsibility for dam management to an already overworked federal commission. This proposed… Read more »

Latino communities embrace connections to Colorado River

DENVER – American Rivers and the Hispanic Access Foundation today announced an exciting partnership to spark a dialogue among tens of thousands of Latinos across the Colorado River basin, where one-third of the nation’s Latinos live and work, about the need for a healthy Colorado River. Starting on Earth Day, April 22, congregations from Denver… Read more »

Edisto River Among America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2015

www.AmericanRivers.org/Edisto Edisto River, South Carolina | Tim Palmer Washington, D.C.- American Rivers named the Edisto River among America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2015 today, highlighting the threat excessive agricultural water withdrawals pose to other water users and river health. “The America’s Most Endangered Rivers report is a call to action to save rivers that are… Read more »

Smith River Among America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2015

www.AmericanRivers.org/Smith Smith River, Montana | Pat Clayon, Fish Eye Guy Photography Washington, D.C.- American Rivers named Montana’s Smith River among America’s Most Endangered Rivers®of 2015 today, shining a national spotlight on the threat a proposed copper mine poses to the river’s clean water and nationally renowned wild trout fishery. “The America’s Most Endangered Rivers report… Read more »

Holston River Among America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2015

Two rivers in Tennessee listed as Most Endangered this year www.AmericanRivers.org/Holston South Holston River | Ben Collins (flickr CC) Washington, D.C.- American Rivers named the Holston River among America’s Most Endangered Rivers®of 2015 today, highlighting the threat toxic chemical explosives from an army ammunition plant pose to clean drinking water supplies. “The America’s Most Endangered… Read more »