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2016 Successes and What’s Next

2016 Was Successful, Thanks to YOU Thanks to the commitment of our supporters, American Rivers continued to protect wild rivers, restore damaged rivers, and conserve clean water for people and nature. Here is a snapshot of the inspiring conservation achievements that we accomplished. Thank you to all of our members, volunteers, activists, and partners for… Read more

2016 Was a Success – Thanks To You

This past year brought major milestones in long-term river restoration efforts from Maine’s Penobscot to California’s Klamath to Washington’s Elwha. As we look back on 2016, we are grateful to you, our supporters.

Dam Removal And Historic Preservation: Reconciling Dual Objective

Did you ever have a favorite place growing up that now, every time you drive by, it reminds you of your childhood? Whether it is a bridge, farm, a dam, or some other memorable landmark, there are historic structures and places across the country that have special significance to their communities. Historic preservation laws were… Read more

62 Dams Removed In 2015, Benefitting Rivers And Communities Nationwide

American Rivers Reports On Last Year’s Successes, Highlights Dam Removal Role In Climate Resiliency February 9, 2016 Contact: Amy Kober, 503-708-1145 or Jessie Thomas-Blate, 609-658-4769 (Washington, DC) Communities in 21 states, working in partnership with non-profit organizations and state and federal agencies, removed 62 dams in 2015, restoring more than 570 miles of streams for the… Read more

Removing dam won’t save Yuba salmon

Yuba River salmon need access to habitat above the dams sooner rather than later. Breaching Englebright Dam poses environmental, financial and safety challenges to do that.

Want to remove a dam? Not sure where to start? Check this guide out.

As a national leader on dam removal, American Rivers strives to provide resources to the public to help inspire, educate, and ultimately increase the comfort level of groups working on-the-ground that would like to get involved in opening up rivers across the country. Did you know that we have an entire online resource center packed… Read more

72 Dams removed in 2014

January 27, 2015 Contact: (Washington, DC) – Communities in 19 states, working in partnership with non-profit organizations and state and federal agencies, removed 72 dams in 2014, restoring more than 730 miles of streams for the benefit of fish, wildlife and people. California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New… Read more

Feds revoke operating license for hydropower dam on Ocmulgee River

October 24, 2014 Contact: (Washington, DC) – The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission late last week revoked the operating license of Eastern Hydroelectric Corporation for the East Juliette hydropower dam located on the Ocmulgee River, but failed to require dam removal as recommended by American Rivers and Altamaha Riverkeeper. American Rivers urged federal fisheries managers and… Read more