FERC plans sells Kennebec’s endangered Atlantic salmon short

FERC plans sells Kennebec’s endangered Atlantic salmon short

This week, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission released a Draft EIS affecting four hydroelectric dams on Maine’s Kennebec River. The FERC recommendations amount to incremental improvements over what is now a dire situation for Atlantic salmon in the Kennebec. We have tried the incremental approach before on rivers like the Connecticut, Merrimack, Saco, and Androscoggin.…
Columbia Basin Restoration Agreement Signing

Columbia Basin Restoration Agreement Signing

February 23rd, 2024 marked a momentous day for salmon recovery in the Columbia Basin as White House officials and the Six Sovereigns (Oregon, Washington, the Nez Perce Tribe, Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, Confederated Tribes of the Warm...

California 2024 Recreational Releases

Annually, American Whitewater starts the paddling year by confirming recreational release dates negotiated with hydropower projects across California like those operated by Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) and Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD). Here is...