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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

We Are Rivers Episode 16: The Power of a Story

Discover Rivers, Protecting Rivers, Water Supply
For this episode of We Are Rivers, we take a break from understanding the policies that manage and protect our rivers to focus on why it is we care about protecting rivers in the first place.... Read More

Courts agree: The EPA can’t ignore threats to water quality from polluted stormwater.

Conserving Clean Water, Protecting Rivers, Stormwater and Sewage, Uncategorized
Going forward, we have the responsibility of making sure that the EPA, its regional administrators, and state agency partners respond diligently, and commit to meaningful measures to reduce stormwater from large commercial, industrial and institutional properties that discharge harmful pollutants to our waters.  ... Read More

Working Together to Keep Georgia’s Flint River Flowing

Climate Change & Rivers, Most Endangered Rivers, Protecting Rivers, Water Supply
Since 2013, American Rivers has convened the Upper Flint River Working Group, a voluntary collaborative of diverse partners who share a vision to maintain a river system healthy enough to support the social, ecological, recreational and economic benefits the upper Flint River system provides.... Read More

Making room for floods in the Midwest

In the coming weeks and months, the communities and landowners across the Midwest will want to act as quickly as possible to get back on their feet. A key step will be deciding whether to rebuild back the way things were, or to choose new options that could make... Read More

If you treasure the Smith River, now is the time to act.

Conserving Clean Water, Most Endangered Rivers, Protecting Rivers
A proposed underground copper mine along Sheep Creek in the Smith River’s headwaters took a big step forward when the Montana Department of Environmental Quality released a draft environmental impact statement on March 11.... Read More

It’s Time to Clean Up!

National River Cleanup®
The weather is warming and we're kicking off the 2019 National River Cleanup® season! Thousands of volunteers from Maine to Alaska are getting ready to get to work cleaning their rivers. ... Read More

Intrepid Voyagers Through Arizona Geology

Climate Change & Rivers, Discover Rivers, Energy Development, Protecting Rivers, Restoring Damaged Rivers, Uncategorized, Water Supply
Insight from an American Rivers staff on a journey down the Grand Canyon of the Colorado River. ... Read More

How the Clean Water Act could become a Dirty Water Rule

Climate Change & Rivers, Conserving Clean Water, Energy Development, Protecting Rivers, Science, Water Pollution
The rule proposed by the Trump Administration is unsupported by scientific evidence, was promulgated with little public input, and is being rushed through the rulemaking process with limited opportunity for public comment. ... Read More