25 Dams to Watch in 2022

25 Dams to Watch in 2022

As part of “Free Rivers: the state of dam removal in the U.S.”, American Rivers is spotlighting 25 projects to watch for 2022 and beyond. Thousands of dams need to come down in the U.S., and there are opportunities for river restoration at every size and scale....
Lower Snake River dam removal is a golden key, if not a silver bullet

Lower Snake River dam removal is a golden key, if not a silver bullet

Salmon return to the Columbia River in this 2104 photo of the fish viewing window at Bonneville Dam, the first of eight dams salmon and steelhead from the Snake River basin must pass on their way home to spawn. Removing the four dams on the lower Snake River would give these migratory fish a fighting … Read more

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Big News for the Klamath!

Big News for the Klamath!

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) today approved the transfer of the license for the Lower Klamath Hydroelectric Project (Project) from PacifiCorp to the Klamath River Renewal Corporation and the states of Oregon and California, as co-licensees. This is...
Snake River salmon and steelhead remain on the brink

Snake River salmon and steelhead remain on the brink

We’ve had 30 years to get these species recovered. More than $17 billion has been spent mitigating the impacts of the lower Snake River hydro system in numerous forms. From habitat improvement, modification of the dams themselves, increased flows to widespread predator management and intense scientific study, the river’s salmon and steelhead are still on the Endangered Species List with no delisting in sight

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McCloud River Deserves Protection from Shasta Dam Raise

McCloud River Deserves Protection from Shasta Dam Raise

The epic McCloud River runs approximately 50 miles from the spring-fed headwaters southeast of Mount Shasta into the Shasta Reservoir. Before Shasta Dam (completed in 1944) blocked the return of anadromous fish, the McCloud River was one of the most productive salmon...