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Conservationists Intervene in Ludicrous Effort to Dam the Little Colorado River Half a Mile from the Grand Canyon

Today a coalition of conservation organizations sought intervention and opposed preliminary permits for a series of new dams and reservoirs on the Little Colorado River just a few thousand feet from the Grand Canyon. Earthjustice is representing Save the Colorado, the Grand Canyon Trust, the Sierra Club, Living Rivers, Waterkeeper Alliance, and WildEarth Guardians in ...


Coho, lamprey, sculpin, crayfish: tiny homegoings on Bush Creek

By Twin Harbors Waterkeeper Lee First Wading softly through the mud of Bush Creek, I netted lampreys, crayfish, snails, beetles, worms, and clams. Every so often, one in our little group of volunteers cheered after netting a Coho salmon fry.  We were helping to rescue small aquatic animals in a temporarily dewatered stream. A new ...


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Yuba River Waterkeeper Fights for Clean Water Act Protections

By Ashley Overhouse, River Policy Manager at South Yuba River Citizens League In February, Nevada Irrigation District used a recent federal court ruling to ask the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to waive safe water quality legal requirements for its Yuba-Bear Hydroelectric Project. They are the first water district in the nation to use this ...


Dam Removal in South Carolina: Watch Congaree Creek Flow Free

Kayakers, canoers, fish and mollusks can now navigate Congaree Creek with ease thanks to the combined efforts of Congaree Riverkeeper, American Rivers, South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, the City of Cayce, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. On May 21, 2019, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service began removing a dam on Congaree ...


Suit Filed to Protect Colorado River and Prevent Dam Expansion in Boulder County

Conservation Coalition Seeks to Halt Denver Water’s Moffat Project A coalition of conservation groups filed suit today in federal district court seeking to halt Denver Water’s proposed expansion of Gross Dam in Boulder County and to protect flows in the Colorado River. The groups’ complaint details how federal agencies charged with permitting the project failed ...


‘Red Tide’ Lawsuit Launched After Feds Ignore Wildlife Harms of Lake Okeechobee Discharges

U.S. Army Corps to Extend Algae Bloom-triggering Discharges Through 2025 ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— Conservation groups today filed a notice of intent to sue three federal agencies for failing to assess harm to Florida’s endangered species before approving the ongoing release of Lake Okeechobee waters polluted with toxic, nutrient-rich agricultural waste. The discharges likely help drive the catastrophic “Red ...


Eastern Europe’s Rivers and Their Advocates Fight for Life

Photos and text by Poudre Waterkeeper Gary Wockner In October of 2018, I had the good fortune to travel to Eastern Europe’s Balkan countries to attend the first ever “European Rivers Summit,” whose main convener was the European NGO, Riverwatch. I also met with and joined the team at “Balkan Rivers Defence” on one of their river ...


Confluir | The growing movement to protect the Marañón River

Many years in the making, we are proud to finally release our film Confluir for free to the public. The film directed by Henry Worobec highlights the growing movement to protect the Marañón River; developing ecotourism and the need for further protection and study for the primary source of the Amazon. Enjoy the next 42 ...


In Florence’s Wake, More South Carolina Dams Fail

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control has confirmed that eleven dams have failed in the state this week in the wake of Hurricane Florence; bringing the total dam failures in the state to more than 80 in just three years. That number may continue to rise as people return to impacted areas ...


Southeast Asia—Doomed by Dams?

Written by Marc Yaggi and Gaby Segal After the devastating collapse on July 23 of the Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy hydropower installation in Laos’ Attapeu Province, the Lao government announced renewed inspection of hydropower dams and temporarily suspended all new projects to review its “future hydropower development strategy.” To date, the disaster has claimed a reported 36 ...