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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Outdoor Industry: Rivers in the Spotlight

Discover Rivers, Protecting Rivers, Water Supply, Wild and Scenic Rivers
Rivers are in the spotlight this week in Denver at the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market, North America’s largest tradeshow in the outdoor industry.... Read More

Still Fighting for the Mississippi, a Century Later

Floods & Floodplains, Most Endangered Rivers, Protecting Rivers
The fight for the Mississippi River and dam removals continues — a fight that began in 1922. The Army Corps of Engineers needs to hear from you. Tell them to remove the dams in the Mississippi River Gorge. ... Read More

5,000 Miles of Wild: A New Film Celebrating Wild and Scenic Rivers

Most Endangered Rivers, Protecting Rivers, Wild and Scenic Rivers
In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, our new film provides insightful commentary on the state of river conservation from Senator Tom Udall, Ted Roosevelt IV, American Rivers President Bob Irvin, Rio Grande Riverkeeper Jen Pelz, river guide Austin Alvarado and others.... Read More

Walnut Creek’s Waters of Justice

Floods & Floodplains, Protecting Rivers, Restoring Damaged Rivers, Stormwater and Sewage
What started as an effort to remove trash on a North Carolina creek became a vision to correct decades of environmental racism and oppression. ... Read More

Mississippi Gorge Restoration Depends on Corps Study

Most Endangered Rivers, Restoring Damaged Rivers
The Army Corps of Engineers is conducting a study to determine if dams in the Mississippi Gorge still provide use. Jo-Ellen Darcy, former Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works), highlights the importance of the disposition study and how you can help.... Read More

Mississippi Gorge Cleaned by Helpful Mussel

Most Endangered Rivers, Restoring Damaged Rivers
Snuffbox mussels help filter the Mississippi River Gorge, however dams are currently threatening their species. Check out this video to see the mussel in action. ... Read More