Oh, dam!

What Is A Dam? A dam is a structure, often quite large, built across a river to retain its flow of water in a reservoir for various purposes, most commonly hydropower.  In the U.S. there are over 90,000 dams over 6 feet tall, according to American Rivers.  In 2015 half of Earth's major rivers contained … Continue reading Oh, dam!

Protect America’s Endangered Rivers

Every year since 1986, American Rivers has teamed up with river conservationists to release an annual report of America's Most Endangered Rivers. This report highlights a number of threats to our rivers and examines risks to communities and wildlife.Three of these Endangered Rivers are tributaries to two NWNL case-study watersheds:  The Columbia River Basin (The … Continue reading Protect America’s Endangered Rivers