The Current is the online publication for American Rivers. Read the latest news and information about rivers and learn how you can help.

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A Rainforest of Clams

Biodiversity, Science
There are more species of freshwater mussels in the Southeast US than anywhere else in the world – even in the Amazon Rainforest! ... Read More

America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2022 Spotlights Rivers in Crisis Mode

Climate Change & Rivers, Conserving Clean Water, Dam Removal, Discover Rivers, Environmental Justice, Floods & Floodplains, Most Endangered Rivers, Protecting Rivers, Restoring Damaged Rivers, Science, Water Pollution, Water Supply, Wild and Scenic Rivers
Today we are announcing America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2022 and sounding the alarm that our nation’s rivers and clean water are in crisis.... Read More

Our 2023 Budget for Rivers

Climate Change & Rivers, Conserving Clean Water, Dam Removal, Environmental Justice, Floods & Floodplains, Protecting Rivers, Restoring Damaged Rivers, Water Pollution, Water Supply, Wild and Scenic Rivers
The challenges facing rivers can feel overwhelming but solutions to these challenges do exist. ... Read More

Free Rivers: The State of Dam Removal in the U.S.

Dam Removal, Restoring Damaged Rivers
Removing dams has tremendous benefits for river health, public safety and climate resilience, according to “Free Rivers: The State of Dam Removal in the U.S.,” a report released today by American Rivers.... Read More