Free Flowing Rivers Make Way for Salmon

Guest blog by Columbia Riverkeeper If it was possible for the White Salmon, it’s possible for the lower Snake River. Let’s save our salmon. Footage by Mocdoc Documentaries and Andy Masser Editing by Corey Birnstengel Take down the lower Snake River dams....
Celebrating a Decade of Recovery on the Elwha River

Celebrating a Decade of Recovery on the Elwha River

This week we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Elwha River Restoration project and the commencement of dam removal on the Elwha River. The removal of Elwha Dam and Glines Canyon Dam represents the biggest dam removal effort in the United States; reflecting back on that achievement after a decade has passed we are witness to a river that has made, and continues to make, a remarkable recovery.

Senate Passes Infrastructure Bill: Enhances River Restoration, Dam Safety, and Hydropower

Senate Passes Infrastructure Bill: Enhances River Restoration, Dam Safety, and Hydropower

Passage of the infrastructure bill represents a vital down payment to bring our nation’s dams into the 21th century, and we applaud the Senate’s bipartisan leadership. Dams are critical infrastructure, and we encourage the U.S. House to move swiftly to pass this bill to revitalize river ecosystems, improve public safety and enhance hydropower’s ability to optimize generation efficiency and output.

Senate Passes Infrastructure Bill: Enhances River Restoration, Dam Safety, and Hydropower

21st Century Dams Act Introduced

Today, Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02), a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, introduced H.R. 4375, the bipartisan Twenty-First Century Dams Act. This bill makes a $25.8 billion investment in enhancing the safety, grid resilience benefits, and power...