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Southeastern Drought Highlights the Need for Flow Protection Policy

Across the southeast, river protection groups and clean water advocates are raising the alarm as extreme drought conditions continue to spread following several months of below normal rainfall and hotter than normal temperatures. Photographs show waterfalls with no falling water, shoals with no tumbling water, only dry riverbed and rock, and stranded and dying rare… Read More

Resilience at the Water’s Edge

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It’s sticky hot and humid here in North Carolina right now – the kind of days that don’t really cool down all that much at night. And even though those of us who grew up or have lived here for a long time are well used to it, it’s going to keep getting hotter. Already… Read More

River Network Announces 2016 James R. Compton River Achievement Award Winner

Boulder, CO (May 24, 2016) – River Network has named Wilma Subra of New Iberia, La., the 2016 James R. Compton River Achievement Award winner. The award was given in recognition of Subra’s long-term dedication to addressing environmental and human health impacts, including her extraordinary attention to issues concerning water resources. Subra’s background includes more… Read More

Trends Report on State of Water Protection Shows Concern for Quality, Quantity, Workforce Diversity

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BOULDER, COLORADO – May 16, 2016 – National organization River Network released a 2016 trends report called Our Water, Our Future:  State of River and Watershed Protection this week. The report outlines current conditions of waterways in the U.S. including opportunities and threats to water quality and quantity, and provides an analysis of the diversity… Read More

EPA’s Stormwater Rule for Small MS4s

Is your watershed covered by one of the country’s 6,700 small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer (Small MS4) permits? If so, EPA’s proposed rule may affect how polluted stormwater runoff is addressed under the Clean Water Act in your area. Back in August last year, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and Environmental Defense Center (EDC)… Read More