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Washington’s White River Among America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2014

Most Endangered Rivers
April 9, 2014 Contact: (Washington, DC) – American Rivers named Washington’s White River among America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2014 today, shining a national spotlight on the impacts of two Army Corps dams on salmon and steelhead runs and river health. “The America’s Most Endangered Rivers report is a... Read More

American Rivers announces America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2014

Most Endangered Rivers
April 9, 2014 Contact: (Washington, DC) – American Rivers today announced its annual list of America’s Most Endangered Rivers®, naming California’s San Joaquin River the Most Endangered River in the country.  Outdated water management and excessive diversions, compounded by the current drought, have put the San Joaquin River at... Read More

Obama Administration Takes an Important Step Forward for Clean Water, Healthy Rivers

Protecting Rivers, Water Supply
March 25, 2014 Contact: (Washington, DC) – The Obama Administration today publicly released a proposed rule to clarify the scope of protections for small streams and wetlands under the Clean Water Act. Small streams and wetlands contribute to the drinking water supplies of 117 million Americans. They support healthy... Read More

Obama Administration Takes an Important Step Forward for Clean Water, Healthy Rivers

Protecting Rivers, Water Supply
March 25, 2014 Contact: (Washington, DC) – The Obama Administration today publicly released a proposed rule to clarify the scope of protections for small streams and wetlands under the Clean Water Act. Small streams and wetlands contribute to the drinking water supplies of 117 million Americans. They support healthy... Read More

House passes bill that will harm rivers nationwide

Climate Change & Rivers, Water Supply
March 14, 2014 Contact: (Washington, DC) – The House of Representatives voted today to approve a bill that could dry up countless stretches of rivers and harm river restoration efforts nationwide. HR 3189, the so-called “Water Rights Protection Act” passed 238-174. “This bill is terrible news for rivers nationwide.... Read More

American Rivers and Google Maps launch Colorado River Street View to spotlight endangered river

Discover Rivers, Most Endangered Rivers, Water Supply
March 13, 2014 Contact: (Washington, DC) – The Colorado River is the focus of a new Google Maps Street View project launched today in partnership with American Rivers. The imagery features the iconic Grand Canyon and marks the first time Google Maps has used the Street View technology on a major whitewater river in the U.S.... Read More

Congressman Polis Acts to Save Rivers

Climate Change & Rivers, Water Supply
March 12, 2014 Contact: (Washington, DC) – Congressman Jared Polis (D-CO) took a bold step today to protect rivers in Colorado and across the nation by removing his support for H.R. 3189, the so-called “Water Rights Protection Act.” The House of Representatives will vote on the bill on Thursday.... Read More

American Rivers Statement on HR 3492, The River Paddling Protection Act

Wild and Scenic Rivers
February 19, 2014 Contact: (Washington, DC) – American Rivers opposes H.R. 3492, the River Paddling Protection Act. This bill, as amended, would lift the National Park Service’s longstanding ban on paddling on most waters in Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks, effective three years from the date of enactment. The... Read More

51 Dams Removed to Restore Rivers in 2013

Restoring Damaged Rivers
February 19, 2014 Contact: Amy Kober, 503-708-1145 (Washington, DC) – Communities in 18 states, working in partnership with non-profit organizations and state and federal agencies, removed 51 dams in 2013, American Rivers announced today. Outdated or unsafe dams came out of rivers in Alabama, California, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts,... Read More