Our 2023 Budget for Rivers

Our 2023 Budget for Rivers

The challenges facing rivers can feel overwhelming. Climate change, perhaps rivers’ most existential threat, is fueling record-breaking floods and drought. A long history of racial injustice forces the impacts of climate change, along with pollution, dams and other...
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....
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...