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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What is your favorite river?

Discover Rivers, Protecting Rivers, Wild and Scenic Rivers
I spent my childhood surrounded by creeks and rivers. But one always stood out above the rest.... Read More

Toxic Threats Must be Removed from the Floodplain

Climate Change & Rivers, Floods & Floodplains, Most Endangered Rivers, Restoring Damaged Rivers, Stormwater and Sewage
Hazardous materials are stored in the North Carolina floodplain that need to be moved to a safe location in order to protect community health. ... Read More

Flames and Flows – How Wildfires Impact Healthy Rivers

Climate Change & Rivers, Discover Rivers, Protecting Rivers, Restoring Damaged Rivers, Water Supply, Wild and Scenic Rivers
The human-wilderness interface offers some of the most devastating impacts of wildfires, leaving families without homes and communities in shambles.... Read More

Finding the Flint: A Bold Vision for Restoring Urban Headwaters

Conserving Clean Water, Discover Rivers, Most Endangered Rivers, Restoring Damaged Rivers, Uncategorized, Water Supply
A group of local activists and organizations are working together to restore the Flint River’s urban headwaters for the benefit of the local community and the river system downstream... Read More

My Church is the Outdoors

Discover Rivers, Protecting Rivers, Wild and Scenic Rivers
For some, the place to look for peace, to find a purpose, and to seek a connection to something that goes beyond our understanding, is right out the back door.... Read More

Litter for All Seasons; The Hunt is on!

National River Cleanup®
It’s time for another “litter of the season” scavenger hunt – find it, pick it up, post a picture on your personal Instagram or Twitter account using #RiverCleanup and #MakeAPactPackItOut, and you’re in our sweepstakes!... Read More