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The Big Sunflower River Has The Blues

Discover Rivers, Most Endangered Rivers, Protecting Rivers, Stormwater and Sewage
Not many rivers allow you to paddle through the “birthplace” of the blues among other historical landmarks, but the Mississippi's Big Sunflower - America's Most Endangered River of 2018 - does.... Read More

Do You Know Your Water, Colorado?

Climate Change & Rivers, Conserving Clean Water, Discover Rivers, Protecting Rivers, Restoring Damaged Rivers, Water Supply
Curious about how water from the Colorado River ends up in your tap? Chances are it’s gone through tunnels, pipelines, canals, and reservoirs to get there. Trace your water’s journey from the river to the tap. ... Read More

From Cape Town to California

Climate Change & Rivers, Conserving Clean Water, Protecting Rivers, Urban Waters, Water Supply
As the specter of climate change looms, survival in the hardest-hit cities will depend on how they steward their water and rivers. ... Read More

Why It’s #1: America’s Most Endangered River of 2018

Floods & Floodplains, Most Endangered Rivers, Protecting Rivers
The Yazoo Pumps would cost taxpayers more than $300 million and would drain and destroy an area of wetlands roughly the size of all five New York City boroughs. Help us force Congress to stop this plan.... Read More

Announcing America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2018

Most Endangered Rivers, Protecting Rivers, Restoring Damaged Rivers, Water Pollution, Water Supply, Wild and Scenic Rivers
Released today, America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2018 spotlights the battery of threats from the Trump administration and its allies in Congress to clean water and rivers nationwide. Take action today on behalf of this year’s endangered rivers.... Read More

Securing Arizona’s Water Supply is a Team Effort

Climate Change & Rivers, Conserving Clean Water, Protecting Rivers, Restoring Damaged Rivers, Water Supply
Arizona is a renowned leader in water management thanks to more than a century of careful planning and effective leadership. But, with drought and declining water levels in the state’s key water supplies, Arizona must do more.... Read More

New Funding for Delaware River Watershed Initiative

Protecting Rivers, Stormwater and Sewage, Urban Waters, Water Pollution, Water Supply
New $40 million grants to the Delaware River Watershed Initiative will support local organizations as they work together to secure clean, abundant water in the Delaware River watershed. ... Read More

Iconic Fish are Under Threat from Bad Hydropower

Energy Development, Most Endangered Rivers, Protecting Rivers, Water Supply
A proposed hydropower project on Washington's Skykomish River could adversely impact already imperiled runs of Puget Sound salmon and steelhead.... Read More