The Current is the online publication for American Rivers. Read the latest news and information about rivers and learn how you can help.

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The Strength of Salmon

Dam Removal, Restoring Damaged Rivers
As a species, salmon have an unrelenting, almost maddening streak of stubborn.... Read More

An Update on Northwest Flooding

"Atmospheric rivers” have been slamming the U.S. West Coast for the last several weeks, causing tremendous damage and placing many communities and families in harm’s way.... Read More

California’s Forest Roads and Rivers

The Sierra Nevada mountains are the source of more than 60% of California’s water, with much of that originating in small headwater streams. Unfortunately, the water supply and water quality coming from these streams is at risk.... Read More

The Climate Crisis is a Water Crisis

It is time to put rivers and freshwater at the center of the climate conversation. The stakes couldn’t be higher, as dangerous floods threaten communities, drought puts livelihoods at risk and fish and wildlife are pushed closer to extinction as streams dry up. ... Read More