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....
New Report Alert – Free Rivers: The State of Dam Removal in the U.S.

New Report Alert – Free Rivers: The State of Dam Removal in the U.S.

Removing dams has tremendous benefits for river health, public safety and climate resilience, according to “Free Rivers: The State of Dam Removal in the U.S.,” a report released today by American Rivers. Fifty-nine dams were removed in 2021, reconnecting more than 2,290 miles of rivers. In addition, American Rivers is highlighting 25 dam removals to watch for 2022 and beyond.

Coming Together to Help the Little Colorado River Thrive

Coming Together to Help the Little Colorado River Thrive

It’s late fall 2021 and I’m at the Tuba City Chapter House on the Navajo Nation for one of several community meetings that American Rivers, the Grand Canyon Trust, and local communities are hosting to explore ways to safeguard and sustain the Little Colorado River....
Key ways to help free rivers in 2022

Key ways to help free rivers in 2022

Rivers that are unimpeded by dams or diversions are the basis of life in our country. They allow water levels to fluctuate, naturally sustaining healthy habitats and reducing the likelihood that floods will inundate homes and property. Free-flowing rivers also nourish...

Jack’s Winter Policy Update

POLICY UPDATES from Alabama Rivers Alliance Leaves have fallen, special legislative sessions have come to an end, and as we enjoy the holidays, I give thanks for the restorative powers of Alabama’s marvelous creeks, streams, rivers, lakes and bays. Last month, I was...