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Turning Towards Solutions

Most Endangered Rivers, Protecting Rivers, Restoring Damaged Rivers
"Turning Towards Solutions", our newest episode of the "We Are Rivers" podcast, explores how collaborative actions like the Drought Contingency Plan and Minute 319 (the pulse flow) are creating promise and opportunity for sustaining the Colorado River and the people and communities that depend on it.... Read More

Colorado Families need a Ford not a Ferrari for a Water Plan Budget

Conserving Clean Water, Most Endangered Rivers, Protecting Rivers, Restoring Damaged Rivers
A recent article suggested that the Colorado Water Plan could cost much more than anticipated – but estimates of higher cost are misguided, as all the proposals for proposed projects, and smart prioritization, is not yet final. Low-cost conservation measures will bring down the cost of the plan, and... Read More

Falling In Love with Alabama’s Rivers

Most Endangered Rivers, Water Supply
Alabama's longest free-flowing river, the Cahaba, holds a special place in the heart of Charles Miller, but the Cahaba and all of Alabama's rivers are under threat until Alabama has a improved water management plan.... Read More

Preserving Special Places: The Green-Toutle River

Most Endangered Rivers, Protecting Rivers, Wild and Scenic Rivers
Washington's Green-Toutle River is wild, special place that is eligible for designation under the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, but proposed mining activities threaten water quality throughout the watershed.... Read More

Gulf Coast Restoration Investment Threatened by Dams

Most Endangered Rivers, Water Supply
Great projects are happening on Mississippi and Louisiana's Pearl River to restore and improve ecosystem health. but proposed new dams threaten the significant investment in restoration that has been happening on the Pearl. ... Read More

Checking In On Endangered Mobile Basin

Most Endangered Rivers, Water Supply
Alabama needs to adopt a new plan for managing water throughout the state. Governor Kay Ivey has a chance to make a major difference for river health by working with the legislature on a strong water plan.... Read More

Sleeping Giants Awaken to Stop Menominee Mine

Conserving Clean Water, Most Endangered Rivers
Join us and Menominee River property owners in asking the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality to reject the pending wetlands permit and prevent the establishment of the proposed Back Forty mine.... Read More

We Are Rivers Podcast: Law of the River

Conserving Clean Water, Discover Rivers, Most Endangered Rivers, Protecting Rivers, Water Supply
Managing the hardest working river is no easy task. Join us as we discuss the challenges, successes, and collaborations that have occurred to both harness and protect the bounty that is the Colorado River.... Read More

We Are Rivers: Conversations About The Rivers That Connect Us

Discover Rivers, Most Endangered Rivers, Protecting Rivers, Water Supply
As a new way to spark a conversation about the value and complexity of rivers, American Rivers is excited to announce our new podcast series, “We are Rivers: Conversations about the rivers that connect us.”... Read More

Former Mayor Talks Mining on the Menominee

Conserving Clean Water, Most Endangered Rivers
In order to protect the river, protect our lifestyle, protect our property values, protect our health and our children’s health, and to protect our future, we must stop the Back Forty mine from being built in Michigan.... Read More