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Blog Posts: Local News

California Climate Change Funding Excludes Mountain Communities(September 30th, 2014)

Anglers Fund Conservation Update Part 3 – California(September 25th, 2014)

Fall Aspens in Hope Valley(September 8th, 2014)

Update on San Francisquito Creek, CA(August 11th, 2014)

Meadow Reconnaissance(August 8th, 2014)

April Showers Bring May Flowers – And Vernal Pools(July 10th, 2014)

Another Look at Dam Removal: Searsville Dam(June 6th, 2014)

Above the San Joaquin(May 15th, 2014)

The next Pebble Mine? Strip Mining Threatens Wild Rivers in Oregon and California(May 14th, 2014)

Journey to Bull Meadow(May 9th, 2014)

Meadow 101 at Ackerson(May 7th, 2014)

Major Step Forward For Klamath River Restoration(April 22nd, 2014)

My Flight over America’s Most Endangered River(April 21st, 2014)

Stanford Alum Hopes for Dam Removal(April 15th, 2014)

Finding Wetlands in a Drought(April 11th, 2014)

Finding the Flow in the San Joaquin Basin(April 11th, 2014)

Still A Few Large Steelhead Left In The Merced River… But For How Long?(April 10th, 2014)

A Desert Runs Through It – A Photographer’s View(April 9th, 2014)

San Francisquito Creek Among America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2014(April 9th, 2014)

California Rain Welcome, But Likely Too Little Too Late(March 27th, 2014)

Come For a Ride Down the Colorado River!(March 13th, 2014)

American Rivers and Google Maps launch Colorado River Street View!(March 13th, 2014)

American Rivers and Google Maps launch Colorado River Street View to spotlight endangered river(March 13th, 2014)

Historic Water Agreement Reached on Upper Klamath Basin Water(March 6th, 2014)

Army Corps to Study Yuba River Salmon Passage(March 5th, 2014)

Searching for Steelhead in San Francisquito(February 26th, 2014)

Snail Darter Politics(February 24th, 2014)

Happy as a Beaver in a Rainy Mountain Meadow(February 20th, 2014)

President Obama Tours Drought-Stricken California(February 19th, 2014)

Tap’s Off For The Nation’s Largest State-Built Water Conveyance System(February 13th, 2014)

Rivers And Streams Of California Closed To Fishing As Drought Persists(February 6th, 2014)

Drought Bill Would Do More Harm Than Good Statement Of Bob Irvin, President Of American Rivers(February 5th, 2014)

California: Dreaming for Winter Days While in a State of Extreme Drought(February 3rd, 2014)

HR3189 Sucks Rivers Dry – Here’s Why You Should Care(February 3rd, 2014)

Sierra Meadows from the Air(January 16th, 2014)

Praying For Rain In California(January 13th, 2014)

American Rivers Expresses Appreciation for Senator Wyden’s Effort Drafting O&C Lands Bill, Urges Changes before Bill Is Introduced(November 26th, 2013)

From the Forest to the Faucet: Protect Clean Drinking Water on O&C Forestlands(November 13th, 2013)

Hidden Valley Dairy Acquisition: $300,000 of Conservation Dollars put on the Block(October 31st, 2013)

Day in the Life: Kerri McLean, River Restoration Program(October 19th, 2013)

Improving Fish Passage By Removing Bonde Weir(October 1st, 2013)

The Sacramento is Indeed a Transcendent River(September 27th, 2013)

Pond and Plug Timelapse in Indian Valley(August 20th, 2013)

Can we all just catch raindrops where they fall? – the state of rainwater harvesting in the Colorado River Basin(August 19th, 2013)

Living with Water: At Home with Wood Ducks(August 19th, 2013)

Is “Catching” a Required Part of “Fishing”?(August 15th, 2013)

A Bear of a Trip in the Golden Trout Wilderness(August 5th, 2013)

Meadows Field Season is Here!(June 28th, 2013)

The Mountains And Rivers In All Of Us(June 18th, 2013)

Revisiting the Restored Sisquoc River(May 16th, 2013)

How are California’s Existing Water Management Issues Impacted by Climate Change?(May 15th, 2013)

Making Progress Means Investing In Every Drop(May 14th, 2013)

Don’t Damage the Wild and Scenic Merced River(April 29th, 2013)

Maintain Protections for the Merced River(April 29th, 2013)

As Flooding Risks Rise, Communities Can Take Steps to Prepare(April 24th, 2013)

Merced River given ‘special mention’ in America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2013(April 17th, 2013)

Water Management Could Become Game of Hardball(April 12th, 2013)

American Rivers Receives Grant to Restore Sierra Meadows, Improve Water Supply(April 9th, 2013)

Hope Valley Meadow Restoration: Benefits for Focal Bird Species(March 27th, 2013)

Finding New Ways To Access Your River(March 26th, 2013)

Smarter Flood Management in California’s Central Valley(March 22nd, 2013)

Taking Control: Managing Your Stormwater Runoff Contribution(March 18th, 2013)

62 Dams Removed to Restore Rivers in 2012(March 12th, 2013)

Under Attack: The Wild and Scenic Merced River(March 7th, 2013)

American Rivers Opposes Cutting Protections for Wild and Scenic Merced River(March 5th, 2013)

Native Youth Restore Headwaters(February 27th, 2013)

River Restoration In Oakley, CA Engages Community(February 13th, 2013)

American Rivers Opposes Raising Shasta Dam(February 7th, 2013)

Update On Clean Water At The Supreme Court(January 18th, 2013)

Stanford University Under Investigation for Possible Endangered Species Act Violations(January 8th, 2013)

Colorado River Study: Will There Be Enough Water To Support The Demand?(December 13th, 2012)

Clean Water At The Supreme Court(December 12th, 2012)

Owl Moon Near the Tuolumne River(December 7th, 2012)

Successful Volunteer Event at Indian Valley Meadow Restoration Project(October 10th, 2012)

White House Conference on Green Infrastructure(September 27th, 2012)

White House Conference on Green Infrastructure(September 27th, 2012)

Indian Valley Meadow Restoration project(September 20th, 2012)

Steps Towards a Solution for Martis Creek Dam(September 5th, 2012)

Steps Towards a Solution for Martis Creek Dam(September 5th, 2012)

Meadow Restoration Tools(August 30th, 2012)

Loving a Meadow Back to Life(August 17th, 2012)

California Continues to Prepare for a Changing Climate(August 16th, 2012)

American Rivers and NOAA award $696,692 to restore rivers and fisheries in California, Delaware, Massachusetts, and Oregon(July 25th, 2012)

Key Points on the Pending Announcement of a New Delta Proposal(July 25th, 2012)

Meadow Stewards Group formed for Hope Valley Restoration Project(July 6th, 2012)

Restoring Safe and Healthy Rivers to California’s Central Valley(July 3rd, 2012)

Help Us Fund Adventures on the LA River(April 23rd, 2012)

Green in the Bank – Releasing a New Report on Green Infrastructure Today(April 12th, 2012)

Horse Creek Dam: Six Years After it was Blown to Bits.(March 7th, 2012)

Huge Step Forward for Yuba Salmon Restoration!(March 5th, 2012)

Can Beavers Help us Rehabilitate our Rangelands?(January 24th, 2012)

Wild and Scenic Film Festival Highlights Yuba Salmon(January 20th, 2012)

National River Cleanup® Year in Review: 5 Ws of 2011(January 11th, 2012)

The Gentle Beginnings of Sierra Headwaters(October 21st, 2011)

New Report: Investments in Clean Water Could Create Millions of Jobs(October 5th, 2011)

Making Hydropower Dams Work Better(September 22nd, 2011)

LA River (Re-)Discovered(September 8th, 2011)

American Rivers’ Meadow Work Featured at Conference(August 29th, 2011)

Saving Sierra Nevada Rivers from Misguided Dam Proposals(August 29th, 2011)

Sierra Meadows Rx(August 23rd, 2011)

Small grant programs mean a lot to local communities(August 16th, 2011)

Saving Sierra Nevada rivers from misguided dam proposals(July 12th, 2011)

Fish and Wildlife Service urges removal of Martis Dam on Truckee River(July 8th, 2011)

Deer Creek Tribute Trail Bridge(June 24th, 2011)

Then and Now: National River Cleanup History(June 9th, 2011)

Chat live with Secretary Salazar on America’s Great Outdoors, June 10 at 2 p.m. EDT(June 8th, 2011)

Senators Feinstein and Boxer stand up for clean water and river health(June 7th, 2011)

New Report Calls for Federal Action to Improve Flood Protection, Other Policies in Face of Climate Change(May 26th, 2011)

Most Endangered Rivers Launch Takes Off(May 18th, 2011)

American Rivers Names America’s Most Endangered Rivers(TM) of 2011(May 17th, 2011)

Yuba named one of America’s Most Endangered Rivers(May 17th, 2011)

What Can We Learn From the Mississippi River Flooding?(May 9th, 2011)

Levee Breach Shows Importance of Natural Floodplains for Public Safety(May 4th, 2011)

Water Efficiency, Not Desalination, for Water Supply(May 2nd, 2011)

Smooth Driving on Green Streets(April 29th, 2011)

American Rivers Kicks Off 20th Anniversary of National River Cleanup(TM)(April 21st, 2011)

FRAC Act Re-introduced in Congress(March 24th, 2011)

River Cleanup Showdown!(March 21st, 2011)

American Rivers releases report on 21st century flood protection solutions(March 11th, 2011)

Register for National River Cleanup 2011!(March 7th, 2011)

Tell Your Senators: Don’t Cut Conservation Programs(March 7th, 2011)

The most anti-environmental piece of legislation in history(February 24th, 2011)

Obama prioritizes rivers and blue trails in America’s Great Outdoors(February 16th, 2011)

Show Your Love For Water Trails: Join Trails Advocacy Week(February 1st, 2011)

American Rivers Releases List of 2010 Dam Removals(January 4th, 2011)

It’s Official: Removing Klamath Dams Saves Money for Power Customers(September 17th, 2010)

American Rivers Awarded an Orvis Grant to Help Restore California’s Yuba Watershed(September 13th, 2010)

Stanford University Plan to Protect Wildlife Is Inadequate(September 7th, 2010)

Sediment Behind Klamath River Dams Not Harmful(August 31st, 2010)

The EPA deflates Proposed Development Plan on Newhall Ranch(August 31st, 2010)

Pressure Mounts on Stanford University to Consider Removing Searsville Dam to Restore Steelhead Trout and San Francisquito Creek(July 21st, 2010)

Oil Spill Reminds Us of the Importance of Our Great Waters(July 14th, 2010)

New Raingardens and Bioswale for Nevada City(July 1st, 2010)

American Rivers announces America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2010(June 2nd, 2010)

Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta Among America’s Most Endangered Rivers(June 2nd, 2010)

The Ten Most Endangered Rivers of 2010 – Plus 22 Success Stories!(June 2nd, 2010)

American Rivers and NOAA Award $133,000 to Restore Rivers and Fisheries in California(May 19th, 2010)

America’s Most Endangered Rivers to be Announced June 2(May 17th, 2010)

National Flood Awareness Week — An Opportunity to Communicate Flood Risk(March 18th, 2010)

And the Oscar goes to…the effort to remove Matilija Dam!(March 8th, 2010)

American Rivers Selected as 2010 Orvis Conservation Grantee(March 3rd, 2010)

American Rivers signs agreements for world’s largest river restoration project(February 18th, 2010)

World’s biggest river restoration kicks off Thurs at official ceremony in Oregon(February 16th, 2010)

Don’t Sacrifice Science, Fishing Jobs in Jobs Bill Rider(February 11th, 2010)

American Rivers stands by Klamath restoration agreements(February 10th, 2010)

Smarter flood protection solutions for the 21st century(February 2nd, 2010)

Paddle To The Sea T-Shirt Design Contest(January 26th, 2010)

Klamath Settlement Agreements Finalized(January 8th, 2010)

58 Dams to be Removed in 2009(November 27th, 2009)

Mid-Year Update: America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2009(October 20th, 2009)

Sacramento-San Joaquin River System, America’s Most Endangered River of 2009, still faces critical threats(October 20th, 2009)

Restoring the Yuba River(October 8th, 2009)

Klamath Dam Removal Agreement Sets in Motion World’s Biggest River Restoration Project(September 29th, 2009)

American Rivers calls for water management overhaul, supports disaster relief on eve of Secretary Salazar’s visit to Fresno(June 26th, 2009)

The 2009 River Action Day was a Success!(June 3rd, 2009)

Rivers of a Lost Coast(May 28th, 2009)

Press Conference to be Held this Friday on Local River Restoration Project(April 14th, 2009)

Sacramento-San Joaquin named America’s Most Endangered River(April 7th, 2009)

President Obama Signs Historic Wild and Scenic River Bill into Law(March 30th, 2009)

American Rivers and NOAA Award $290,000 to Restore Rivers and Improve Fish Passage in Six States(March 26th, 2009)

Today is a Day to Celebrate(March 25th, 2009)

Economic Stimulus and Habitat Restoration(February 19th, 2009)

Fish Passage Projects Mean Money and Jobs(February 4th, 2009)

New Studies Confirm Klamath Dam Removal Beneficial for Salmon and Water Quality, No Increased Flood Risk(January 27th, 2009)

485 Water Efficiency Projects Ready-to-go Across California to Create Jobs, Boost Clean Water Supply(January 23rd, 2009)

Green Infrastructure Projects in California Would Create Jobs, Stimulate Economy(December 17th, 2008)

Top 8 Reasons to Give to American Rivers in 2008(December 10th, 2008)

American Rivers Awarded Grant to Improve Clean Water in the San Gregorio Creek Watershed(November 18th, 2008)

Klamath Dams to be Removed Under New Deal(November 13th, 2008)

64 Dams to be Removed in 2008(November 12th, 2008)

Hydropower Dams Won’t Fix Warming World(June 12th, 2008)

California Rivers Near Wild and Scenic Protection(June 9th, 2008)

California Member of Congress Sponsors Bill to Protect Wild Rivers(May 14th, 2008)

Court Decision Reaffirms Obligation to Protect Wild and Scenic Rivers(March 28th, 2008)

Sunset Magazine Feature on Western Rivers(February 25th, 2008)

Watch our New Klamath River Film(February 20th, 2008)

Commission Votes to Protect One of America’s Most Endangered Rivers(February 7th, 2008)

Judgment Day for one of America’s Most Endangered Rivers(February 4th, 2008)

Klamath Negotiators Announce Proposed Agreement(January 15th, 2008)

It’s official: Removing Klamath dams is cheapest, most effective option(November 16th, 2007)

NOAA Awards More Than $800,000 To American Rivers(October 9th, 2007)

Press Releases

San Francisquito Creek Among America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2014

April 9th, 2014|Dams & Dam Removal, Most Endangered Rivers

www.americanrivers.org/SanFrancisquito Washington, D.C.- American Rivers named San Francisquito Creek among America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2014 today, shining a national spotlight on the impact Stanford University’s antiquated Searsville Dam is h… Read more »

American Rivers and Google Maps launch Colorado River Street View to spotlight endangered river

March 13th, 2014|Discover Rivers, Most Endangered Rivers, Water Supply

Washington, DC – The Colorado River is the focus of a new Google Maps Street View project launched today in partnership with American Rivers. The imagery features the iconic Grand Canyon and marks the first time Google Maps has used the Street View tec… Read more »

Drought Bill Would Do More Harm Than Good Statement Of Bob Irvin, President Of American Rivers

February 5th, 2014|Climate Change, Water Supply

Contact: Amy Kober, 503-708-1145 Washington — The House of Representatives today will consider H.R. 3964, legislation that waives critical clean water and river safeguards in California, slashes endangered species protections, and unravels key river p… Read more »

American Rivers Expresses Appreciation for Senator Wyden’s Effort Drafting O&C Lands Bill, Urges Changes before Bill Is Introduced

November 26th, 2013|Water Pollution, Water Supply

Statement of American Rivers’ President Bob Irvin: Today Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) released a legislative discussion draft of a bill that, if enacted, would govern the management of 2.2 million acres of high value public forest lands in Oregon. Managed… Read more »

Merced River given ‘special mention’ in America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2013

April 17th, 2013|Most Endangered Rivers, Wild and Scenic Rivers

Washington, D.C.- American Rivers gave California’s Merced River a ‘special mention’ in America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2013 today, shining a national spotlight on the threat to habitat and recreation posed by cutting Wild… Read more »

American Rivers Receives Grant to Restore Sierra Meadows, Improve Water Supply

April 9th, 2013|Climate Change, Water Supply

Nevada City – American Rivers will receive $137,000 from the Sierra Nevada Conservancy to support the design of restoration projects in two Sierra Nevada meadows: Hope Valley, in the Humboldt Toiyabe National Forest, in the headwaters of the Carson Riv… Read more »

62 Dams Removed to Restore Rivers in 2012

March 12th, 2013|Dams & Dam Removal

Washington, DC – Communities in 19 states, working in partnership with non-profit organizations and state and federal agencies, removed 62 dams in 2012, American Rivers announced today. Outdated or unsafe dams came out of rivers in California, Co… Read more »

American Rivers Opposes Cutting Protections for Wild and Scenic Merced River

March 5th, 2013|Dams & Dam Removal, Wild and Scenic Rivers

Merced River, CA, Yosemite | DJ Schulte Washington –  A bill introduced today, HR 934, by Representative Tom McClintock (R-CA), would remove long-standing Wild and Scenic River protections from a section of the Merced River and allow the Merced I… Read more »

American Rivers and NOAA award $696,692 to restore rivers and fisheries in California, Delaware, Massachusetts, and Oregon

July 25th, 2012|Dams & Dam Removal, Water Pollution

Washington, DC – Rivers and communities will benefit from nearly $700,000 in grants awarded through the national partnership between American Rivers and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Restoration Center. This funding will su… Read more »

Key Points on the Pending Announcement of a New Delta Proposal

July 25th, 2012|

The following organizations today urged that the points and key elements that follow be considered with regard to this Wednesday’s proposed major reframing of the Bay-Delta Conservation Plan: The Bay Institute, Natural Resources Defense Council,… Read more »

Senators Feinstein and Boxer stand up for clean water and river health

June 7th, 2011|

Washington, D.C. – American Rivers today applauded Senators Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer for their strong opposition to H.R. 1837, the “San Joaquin Valley Water Reliability Act,” introduced by Congressman Devin Nunes, which would have… Read more »

New Report Calls for Federal Action to Improve Flood Protection, Other Policies in Face of Climate Change

May 26th, 2011|Climate Change, Floods & Floodplains, Stormwater & Sewage, Water Pollution, Water Supply

Washington, D.C. – With floodwaters still threatening Mississippi River communities, American Rivers today released a report detailing the policy changes needed to protect communities from floods and other effects of climate change. The report re… Read more »

American Rivers Names America’s Most Endangered Rivers(TM) of 2011

May 17th, 2011|Dams & Dam Removal, Floods & Floodplains, Fracking, Most Endangered Rivers, Water Pollution, Wild and Scenic Rivers

Washington, DC – With floodwaters swelling the Mississippi River to historic levels and rivers nationwide at risk from gas drilling, sewage pollution, and other threats, American Rivers today released its annual list of America’s Most Endan… Read more »

Yuba named one of America’s Most Endangered Rivers

May 17th, 2011|Dams & Dam Removal, Most Endangered Rivers

Nevada City, CA – Outdated dams are preventing salmon recovery on the only major river draining the Sierra Nevada that still has wild runs. This risk earned the Yuba a spot on the annual list of America’s Most Endangered Rivers™… Read more »

American Rivers Kicks Off 20th Anniversary of National River Cleanup(TM)

April 21st, 2011|National River Cleanup

Washington, DC — American Rivers, the nation’s leading voice for healthy rivers and clean water, today announced the kickoff of National River Cleanup™, now in its 20th year. The program, which mobilizes hundreds of thousands of volun… Read more »

American Rivers releases report on 21st century flood protection solutions

March 11th, 2011|Floods & Floodplains

Washington, DC – As heavy rains swell rivers across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic, American Rivers today released a report stressing the urgent need for flood protection solutions that safeguard communities and save taxpayer dollars. The report,… Read more »

The most anti-environmental piece of legislation in history

February 24th, 2011|Most Endangered Rivers, Water Pollution

Just after 4:30 a.m. this past Saturday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed arguably the most anti-environmental piece of legislation in history.  H.R. 1, which would fund the government through the rest of federal Fiscal Year 2011, eviscerates p… Read more »

American Rivers Releases List of 2010 Dam Removals

January 4th, 2011|Dams & Dam Removal

Washington DC – 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 2010, benefitting hundreds of miles of rivers nationwide… Read more »

It’s Official: Removing Klamath Dams Saves Money for Power Customers

September 17th, 2010|Dams & Dam Removal

Salem, OR – Today the Oregon Public Utility Commission (OPUC) – the Oregon agency charged with protecting utility customers – formally ruled, after months of investigation, that the proposed Klamath Hydroelectric Settlement Agreement… Read more »

American Rivers Awarded an Orvis Grant to Help Restore California’s Yuba Watershed

September 13th, 2010|Dams & Dam Removal

Washington, DC – American Rivers, the leading conservation organization fighting to protect and restore the nation’s rivers, announced a $15,000 grant from The Orvis Company to help preserve the Yuba River Watershed, one of the last strongh… Read more »

Stanford University Plan to Protect Wildlife Is Inadequate

September 7th, 2010|Dams & Dam Removal

PALO ALTO, Calif.— The public has sent a powerful message to Stanford University and government agencies that the university plan for protecting endangered species on the 8,000-acre campus doesn’t go far enough and must consider removing Se… Read more »

Pressure Mounts on Stanford University to Consider Removing Searsville Dam to Restore Steelhead Trout and San Francisquito Creek

July 21st, 2010|Dams & Dam Removal

Palo Alto, Calif.— A growing coalition of conservation groups, leading scientists, Stanford alumni and Bay Area residents are pressuring Stanford University to consider removing Searsville Dam, an obsolete structure that has blocked steelhead mig… Read more »

American Rivers announces America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2010

June 2nd, 2010|Dams & Dam Removal, Floods & Floodplains, Most Endangered Rivers, Water Pollution, Water Supply

Washington, DC — American Rivers today released its most anticipated report of the year, America’s Most Endangered Rivers™ of 2010. The 25th anniversary edition of the report spotlights ten rivers facing the most urgent threats, and a… Read more »

Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta Among America’s Most Endangered Rivers

June 2nd, 2010|Floods & Floodplains, Most Endangered Rivers

Washington, DC — The Sacramento-San Joaquin River System, the largest watershed in California, is on the verge of collapse, threatening the water supply for 23 million people, placing the capital of the nation’s most populous state at high… Read more »

American Rivers and NOAA Award $133,000 to Restore Rivers and Fisheries in California

May 19th, 2010|Dams & Dam Removal

Washington, DC – Washington, DC — Rivers and fisheries in California will benefit from $133,000 in grants from American Rivers and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Restoration Center. Grants available through the partne… Read more »

America’s Most Endangered Rivers to be Announced June 2

May 17th, 2010|Most Endangered Rivers

(Washington, DC) – American Rivers, the nation’s leading river conservation organization, will release “America’s Most Endangered Rivers: 2010 Edition” on June 2. The annual report spotlights the ten most imperiled rivers… Read more »

American Rivers Selected as 2010 Orvis Conservation Grantee

March 3rd, 2010|Dams & Dam Removal

Washington, DC – American Rivers, the nation’s leading river conservation organization, has been awarded the 2010 Conservation Grant from Orvis, the oldest mail-order company in the United States.  Since 1856, Orvis has been outfitting cust… Read more »

American Rivers signs agreements for world’s largest river restoration project

February 18th, 2010|Dams & Dam Removal

Washington, DC — It’s official. After years of negotiations, American Rivers will join Interior Secretary Salazar, Oregon Governor Kulongoski, and California Governor Schwarzenegger today to sign historic agreements to mount an unprecedented restorati… Read more »

Don’t Sacrifice Science, Fishing Jobs in Jobs Bill Rider

February 11th, 2010|Water Supply

Washington, DC –  Senator Dianne Feinstein today announced her intention to attach an unrelated amendment to the Senate jobs bill that would waive Endangered Species Act protections in California’s Bay-Delta.  Such a provision would hurt jobs in… Read more »

American Rivers stands by Klamath restoration agreements

February 10th, 2010|Dams & Dam Removal

Nevada City, CA — Responding to news reports today that a single conservation organization is retreating from comprehensive agreements to restore the Klamath River that are supported by two governors, the Obama Administration, three tribes, several co… Read more »

Klamath Settlement Agreements Finalized

January 8th, 2010|Dams & Dam Removal

Nevada City, CA – Today, after years of difficult negotiations, the diverse group of dozens of stakeholders released the final Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement (KBRA). Finalizing the agreement marks a major milestone toward solving the challen… Read more »

58 Dams to be Removed in 2009

November 27th, 2009|Dams & Dam Removal

Washington, D.C. — American Rivers today released its annual list of 58 dams in 16 states that have been removed or are slated for removal in 2009. Thanks to the removal of these outdated dams, communities across the country have the opportunity… Read more »

Mid-Year Update: America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2009

October 20th, 2009|Most Endangered Rivers

Washington, DC – Six months after American Rivers released America’s Most Endangered Rivers™: 2009 edition last April, thousands of Americans have taken action and critical decisions on many of the rivers are expected soon. Each year, the A… Read more »

Sacramento-San Joaquin River System, America’s Most Endangered River of 2009, still faces critical threats

October 20th, 2009|Floods & Floodplains, Most Endangered Rivers

California — Six months after American Rivers named the Sacramento-San Joaquin River System America’s Most Endangered RiverTM for 2009, the river continues to face dire threats from the outdated water supply and flood control systems and the env… Read more »

Klamath Dam Removal Agreement Sets in Motion World’s Biggest River Restoration Project

September 29th, 2009|Dams & Dam Removal

Nevada City, CA – After years of negotiations, the 26 Klamath negotiation parties have reached agreement to remove four dams on the Klamath River to help restore the river and revive its ailing salmon and steelhead runs and aid fishing, tribal an… Read more »

American Rivers calls for water management overhaul, supports disaster relief on eve of Secretary Salazar’s visit to Fresno

June 26th, 2009|Most Endangered Rivers, Water Supply

Nevada City – American Rivers today called for fundamental changes to the way water is managed in the Sacramento-San Joaquin river system to improve conditions for farms, fisheries and the environment, on the eve of Interior Secretary Ken Salazar… Read more »

Press Conference to be Held this Friday on Local River Restoration Project

April 14th, 2009|Floods & Floodplains

Nevada City–On Friday, April 17 from 10am-11am a press conference will be held at Stocking Flat Floodplain on Deer Creek in Nevada City, CA to discuss the Deer Creek Restoration Project.  Speakers include Kyle Leach, a geologist from Holdrege & Kull E… Read more »

Sacramento-San Joaquin named America’s Most Endangered River

April 7th, 2009|Most Endangered Rivers, Wild and Scenic Rivers

Washington— The Sacramento-San Joaquin River System, the largest watershed in California, is on the verge of collapse, threatening the water supply for 25 million people, placing the capital of the nation’s most populous state at high risk… Read more »

President Obama Signs Historic Wild and Scenic River Bill into Law

March 30th, 2009|Wild and Scenic Rivers

Washington, DC – American Rivers applauded President Barack Obama today for signing into the law the second largest Wild and Scenic Rivers package in history. The Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 designates 86 new Wild and Scenic Rivers… Read more »

American Rivers and NOAA Award $290,000 to Restore Rivers and Improve Fish Passage in Six States

March 26th, 2009|Dams & Dam Removal

 Washington, D.C. – Rivers and fisheries nationwide are getting a boost, thanks to a partnership between American Rivers, the nation’s leading river conservation organization, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Restora… Read more »

New Studies Confirm Klamath Dam Removal Beneficial for Salmon and Water Quality, No Increased Flood Risk

January 27th, 2009|Dams & Dam Removal

Nevada City, CA- Three new reports funded by the California Coastal Conservancy show that removing four large dams on the Klamath River will cause relatively minor negative effects in the short-run, will not require sediment removal, and will provide g… Read more »

485 Water Efficiency Projects Ready-to-go Across California to Create Jobs, Boost Clean Water Supply

January 23rd, 2009|Water Pollution, Water Supply

Washington, DC — At least 485 water efficiency projects in California are ready to go and will create jobs and improve clean water supplies, according to a quick survey conducted by the Alliance for Water Efficiency. The projects which provide a sampl… Read more »

Green Infrastructure Projects in California Would Create Jobs, Stimulate Economy

December 17th, 2008|

Visit www.americanrivers.org/readytogoprojects for project details Visit www.americanrivers.org/greeninfrastructure for information on water infrastructure and economic stimulus Washington, DC — Green infrastructure projects are critical to stimulatin… Read more »

American Rivers Awarded Grant to Improve Clean Water in the San Gregorio Creek Watershed

November 18th, 2008|Water Supply

San Gregorio, CA – American Rivers, the nation’s leading river conservation organization, was awarded a $441,146 grant from the Environmental Protection Agency West Coast Estuaries Initiative for its project: “San Gregorio Creek Watershed:… Read more »

Klamath Dams to be Removed Under New Deal

November 13th, 2008|Dams & Dam Removal

Please visit www.AmericanRivers.org/Klamath for related documents and information. Nevada City, CA — In a historic milestone, after years of negotiations with American Rivers and other parties, PacifiCorp has agreed to remove four dams on the Klamath… Read more »

64 Dams to be Removed in 2008

November 12th, 2008|Dams & Dam Removal

Washington, D.C. – American Rivers today released its list of 64 dams in 14 states that have been removed or are slated for removal in 2008. Thanks to the removal of these outdated dams, communities in California, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mi… Read more »

Hydropower Dams Won’t Fix Warming World

June 12th, 2008|Climate Change, Dams & Dam Removal

Read a copy of the testimony (PDF) Washington, DC – Hydropower dams aren’t a “silver bullet” when it comes to fighting global warming, and healthy rivers will become increasingly valuable to wildlife and human communities in a warming… Read more »

California Rivers Near Wild and Scenic Protection

June 9th, 2008|Wild and Scenic Rivers

Washington, DC — Today the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation to protect 31 miles of California’s rivers as federal Wild and Scenic Rivers and 190,000 acres of wilderness.  The California Desert and Mountain Heritage Act (H.R. 3682… Read more »

California Member of Congress Sponsors Bill to Protect Wild Rivers

May 14th, 2008|Wild and Scenic Rivers

Washington, DC — Four of California’s most picturesque desert treasures are now one step closer to being protected forever. Just minutes ago, members of the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee overwhelming approved the Desert and Mountai… Read more »

Court Decision Reaffirms Obligation to Protect Wild and Scenic Rivers

March 28th, 2008|Wild and Scenic Rivers

Seattle, WA: The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco Thursday upheld a 2006 ruling that the National Park Service’s management plan for the Wild and Scenic Merced River in Yosemite National Park does not adequately protect the ri… Read more »

Commission Votes to Protect One of America’s Most Endangered Rivers

February 7th, 2008|Most Endangered Rivers

Washington, DC — Californians don’t want a new place to get stuck in traffic. That was the overwhelming message voiced by thousands of residents to the California Coastal Commission, as they joined together against a proposed toll road, who… Read more »

Judgment Day for one of America’s Most Endangered Rivers

February 4th, 2008|Most Endangered Rivers

Washington, DC —The San Mateo Creek, which was named by American Rivers as one of America’s Most Endangered Rivers™ in 2007, could learn its fate this week. On Wednesday, the California Coastal Commission is set to decide whether a pr… Read more »

Klamath Negotiators Announce Proposed Agreement

January 15th, 2008|Dams & Dam Removal

For additional information, visit www.AmericanRivers.org/Klamath Nevada City, CA – A sustainable future for the Klamath Basin became a lot closer today, as American Rivers and 25 other parties finalized a proposed Klamath River Basin Restoration Agreem… Read more »

It’s official: Removing Klamath dams is cheapest, most effective option

November 16th, 2007|Dams & Dam Removal

Nevada City, CA - The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission today released its final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on PacifiCorp’s Klamath hydropower project, concluding: Dam removal would improve water quality, reduce fish disease and increase f… Read more »

NOAA Awards More Than $800,000 To American Rivers

October 9th, 2007|Dams & Dam Removal

Washington, DC—The U.S. Commerce Department’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and American Rivers announced an $800,355 grant to renew their joint effort to restore streams and rivers in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, North… Read more »