American Rivers

November 8, 2015--Why we should care for our watersheds (Glenwood Springs Independent)

 According to American Rivers, since that organization’s National River Cleanup program was launched in 1991, more than 17 million pounds of litter have been removed by more than 1,149,900 volunteers. Although these numbers seem to be beyond comprehension, they quite accurately represent the amount of trash that is hiding in our sensitive riparian areas.


Colorado #1 Endangered River

The Grand Canyon stretch of the Colorado tops American Rivers' 32nd annual list of endangered rivers because of cumulative threats to scenery and spring water from commercial and residential development plans, and from a push to restart major uranium mining. The designation marks the third year in a row that all or part of the drought-sapped river has been at or near the top of the advocacy group's annual watch list of rivers it feels face potentially harmful actions or decisions in the coming year. A gondola-tramway plan that would drop up to 10,000 tourists daily a few thousand feet down to the canyon bottom on the river's south side helped push the Grand Canyon section of the Colorado to the top of this year's list.


May 27, 2015--EPA finalizes new clean water rule protecting thousands more waterways (Denver Post)

The EPA on Wednesday finalized a long-anticipated rule that would ramp up protection against pollution of streams, wetlands and groundwater — winning praise but also igniting opposition. This Clean Water Rule is expected to clarify federal jurisdiction, particularly in semi-arid western states such as Colorado, where thousands of waterways are seasonal.


May 5, 2015--Colorado begins $3.4 million effort to save ag water, use it to make power (Denver Post)

Colorado is embarking on a federally backed $3.4 million experiment to transform the flood irrigation farmers use to grow crops: tapping diverted water more efficiently and generating electricity.


April 7, 2015--Colorado in Grand Canyon rated No. 1 endangered river (Arizona Republic)

The Grand Canyon stretch of the Colorado tops American Rivers' 32nd annual list of endangered rivers because of cumulative threats to scenery and spring water from commercial and residential development plans, and from a push to restart major uranium mining.


January 31, 2015--American Rivers reports 72 dam removals for 2014, sets goal to 75 for 2015 (Water World)

According to new information from American Rivers (AR) -- an organization that aims to protect wild rivers, restore damaged rivers and conserve clean water for people and nature -- communities in 19 states, working in partnership with non-profit organizations and state and federal agencies, removed 72 dams in 2014, restoring more than 730 miles of streams for the be


July 18, 2014--New report recommends effective water solutions in CO River Basin (Water World)

American Rivers and Western Resource Advocates -- two authorities on Western water issues -- issued a new report that identifies conservation, reuse and other innovative solutions that could eliminate Western water shortages stemming from the over-stressed Colorado River.


May 29, 2014--Can the state water plan bridge the gap? (Summit Voice)

When Colorado’s earth cracked open in the great drought of 2002, it may have also cracked open a new corner of consciousness about the finite nature of the state’s water supplies. Spurred by the drought, Gov.


May 21, 2014--Conservation, quality, reuse and efficiency take center stage at Colorado Water Conservation Board meeting (Business Wire)

Experts from a variety of conservation groups will offer their public comments this week about the importance of sustaining Colorado’s rivers as part of the first-ever statewide Colorado Water Plan.


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