Amy Kober

From Amethyst Brook in Massachusetts to Wychus Creek in Oregon, communities in 19 states restored 400 miles of rivers and streams by removing 65 dams in 2012. American Rivers announced the annual dam removal list today, bring the total for U.S. dam removals up to nearly 1,100. Last year, outdated or unsafe dams came out...

  I spent this past weekend on Oregon’s North Umpqua River. One of the most beautiful rivers in the state, it is world-renowned for its steelhead fishing and is designated as a federal Wild and Scenic River. At a dinner hosted by The North Umpqua Foundation, I got to spend a little time with Frank...

  The Colorado River is possibly the most written about, talked about, litigated river basin in the country, maybe even the world. So many competing uses depend on it – 30 million people draw on the river for water, and the river irrigates four million acres of farmland. The river is plumbed and diverted and...

  It started with a blast last fall – 700 pounds of dynamite ripping through the base of the White Salmon River’s Condit Dam in western Washington State. Since then, crews have been dismantling the 125-foot tall concrete structure in a major effort to restore the river and its historic salmon and steelhead runs. Last...