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Life on the Upper Mississippi in 2019

Climate Change & Rivers, Floods & Floodplains, Most Endangered Rivers, Protecting Rivers, Restoring Damaged Rivers
Minutes before the levee broke in Davenport, I was skipping through floodwaters that were backing up via one of the cities many storm sewers. Looking out beyond the temporary levee, I was thinking, “man, this looks bad.” As I drove away, up the hill and away from River Drive,... Read More

Landmark Agreement Addresses Colorado River Basin Supply

Climate Change & Rivers, Conserving Clean Water, Protecting Rivers, Water Supply
The House of Representatives and the Senate approved the seven-basin state’s Drought Contingency Plan (DCP) and President Trump has now signed the bill into law.... Read More

An Important Step for the Colorado River

Conserving Clean Water, Protecting Rivers, Water Supply
While not a silver bullet, efforts to pass the DCPs in both the Upper and Lower Basins is truly something to celebrate as we work towards better management of the Colorado River well into the future. ... Read More