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Ripple Effects Episode 3: Eagle County

Protecting Rivers
Eagle County residents understand the importance of a healthy, flowing river for their community and for support of their way of life including summer and winter recreation, clean drinking water, and the County’s essential agricultural heritage. Tune into Episode 3 of Ripple Effects to learn more.... Read More

Floods 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