What does the Inflation Reduction Act mean for rivers

What does the Inflation Reduction Act mean for rivers

On August 16, 2022 President Biden signed into law the Inflation Reduction Act, which will provide an estimated $369 billion to tackle climate change over the next decade. That’s a big number, but what does it mean for rivers? Overall, this is a bold step forward, as...
Methane Emission is Hydropower’s Dirty Secret

Methane Emission is Hydropower’s Dirty Secret

As climate change fuels increasingly severe floods and droughts, the value of clean, healthy rivers becomes even more essential. And as we prioritize and increase investment in low- or no-carbon energy sources, it’s vital that we have all the information about costs and benefits of alternatives to fossil fuels. While hydropower dams will continue to play a role in our nation’s energy portfolio, it is important to acknowledge that both reservoirs and hydropower generation contribute to greenhouse gas emissions.

River Monitoring Plan for the Yuba River Watershed

River Monitoring Plan for the Yuba River Watershed

The SYRCL River Monitoring Plan addresses the most current, pressing water quality needs in the Yuba River watershed. The goal of the Plan is to document and justify the need for water quality protection and remediation efforts through targeted data collection efforts. It accomplishes this by posing, and answering, a series of questions using scientifically defensible data collection methods.