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360 Percent to Optimal Snowfall

Climate Change & Rivers, Conserving Clean Water, Protecting Rivers, Water Supply
With the prediction of continued dry conditions into summer, continued implementation of the Colorado Water Plan may alleviate the effects of weather swings in years to come.... Read More

The Long Road to Keeping the Skykomish River Wild

Energy Development, Most Endangered Rivers, Protecting Rivers, Wild and Scenic Rivers
On this recommended Wild & Scenic river in the heart of Washington’s North Cascades, the local public utility is actively pursuing a hydropower project in the face of mounting issues.... Read More

Rivers Saved – Thanks to You

Most Endangered Rivers, Protecting Rivers, Restoring Damaged Rivers, Wild and Scenic Rivers
With almost constant attacks from an administration hostile to environmental protection, it's more important than ever to celebrate the clean water victories that you've helped achieve.... Read More

Your Voices, Your Stories

Wild and Scenic Rivers
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, we’re collecting and sharing 5,000 personal river stories.... Read More

Protecting Drinking Water in the Great Lakes

Conserving Clean Water, Water Supply
Great Lakes states should ensure clean, safe drinking water for all residents. New report shows how Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin are implementing the Safe Drinking Water Act.... Read More

California Debates New Dams as Drought Looms

Conserving Clean Water, Protecting Rivers, Water Supply
With the threat of another year of drought, California is embroiled in a hot debate about the best way to spend public money to improve the state’s water supply.... Read More

Arizona – Get to Know Your Water

Protecting Rivers, Restoring Damaged Rivers, Water Supply
While there are undoubtedly difficult challenges ahead, there’s also an opportunity to build a better relationship with our Colorado River supply, and a better future for Arizona and the River.... Read More

Dam Good Year for Dam Removal in 2017

Restoring Damaged Rivers
In the midst of all the challenges 2017 saw for rivers and clean water, it was a record year for removing outdated, unsafe dams! Find out which states are leading the way on busting deadbeat dams, and read about some great river restoration projects.... Read More