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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Elwha River’s health rebounding as biggest dam removal in history nears completion
August 25, 2014 Contact: (Seattle, WA) – With the final blasts scheduled to remove the remaining 35 feet of Glines Canyon Dam in the coming weeks, the nation’s biggest dam removal project on Washington’s Elwha River is nearing completion. The river restoration effort, which kicked off in 2011, is surpassing expectations and showing great progress, from […]
Removal of Dam on Appomattox River to Benefit Native Fish in Virginia
June 11. 2014 Contact: (Petersburg, VA)– Work is underway to remove the Harvell Dam on the Appomattox River—with removal of the concrete spillway scheduled to begin on July 15, 2014. As the first obstruction on the river, the Harvell Dam has long been deemed the most critical fish passage site on the Appomattox and one […]
51 Dams Removed to Restore Rivers in 2013
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, Michigan, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, […]
Speak up for Wild Salmon in the Columbia and Snake Rivers
Together with our partners, American Rivers is committed to finding the best solutions for the people and salmon of the Columbia-Snake basin.
Year of the River: The Elwha and White Salmon
This film tells the story of historic dam removal successes on Washington’s Elwha and White Salmon rivers. The film premiered at the Wild and Scenic Film Festival in 2013 and is the final installment in the “Year of the River” series.
2023 River Champion Award
The River Champion Award of 2023 recognizes leaders who are improving lives and strengthening our nation by advancing solutions for healthy rivers and clean water. American Rivers is honored to celebrate the following River Champions: Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians is a federally recognized tribe located in western North […]
Let Milwaukee Rise
Can one of the country’s most segregated cities come together around water?
Rivers define the Pacific Northwest, from big cities to remote wilderness. Rivers provide clean water for drinking and support an abundance of wildlife including salmon and steelhead, the cornerstone of the region’s web of life. Recreation, agriculture, energy production, and industry all rely on rivers. Rivers have significant cultural value for the region’s Tribal Nations, […]