March 23, 2017, 9am PDT
A century-old dam on the Green River failed in November. Now it will be removed in March.
January 9, 2017, 1pm PST
With the price of the Portland Harbor Superfund Site already ballooning, critics of the plan for the Portland Harbor Superfund Site expect the project to cost even more than currently estimated.
October 21, 2016, 11am PDT
Sometimes it seems like it will never rain again in Los Angeles, but the river running through the city is still a significant flood risk.
August 19, 2016, 5am PDT
Chicago Mayor Rah Emanuel and the Metropolitan Planning Council announced the "Our Great Rivers" plan this week.
July 13, 2016, 1pm PDT
The White Oak Bayou in Houston joins a growing list of urban watersheds that could be freed from its concrete shackles.
June 20, 2016, 1pm PDT
Details are emerging in the controversial effort by Gehry Partners, LLP to plan a new vision for the Los Angeles River. So far, however, Gehry Partners seems to have been listening more than plotting or drawing.
April 7, 2016, 12pm PDT
A lack of Congressional approval almost killed a controversial dam removal project on the Klamath River in Oregon and California. The states and the Interior Department have found a way to proceed.
Associated Press via The Register-Guard
February 29, 2016, 6am PST
When Frank Gehry's involvement in the L.A. River restoration was announced in August 2015, the firm had already been conducting research on the project for nearly a year. For some time after that, details were scant and speculation abounded.
January 13, 2016, 11am PST
There might not be a drawing board to go back to after an agreement that would have removed four dams along the Klamath River died in Congress.
October 24, 2015, 5am PDT
A group of passionate rowers deserve some of the credit in the remarkable comeback story of Cleveland's Cuyahoga River.
August 11, 2015, 9am PDT
Even in an epic drought, the long-awaited commencement of the $83 million San Clemente Dam removal project is welcomed as the obsolete dam posed a safety threat to downstream communities and provided very little water due to tremendous silt build-up.
June 1, 2015, 10am PDT
As the country's industrial past fades, cities are finding new meaning in their rivers—from the meandering to the mighty.
March 26, 2015, 9am PDT
Questions are emerging about the funding equation for an ambitious $1 billion proposal to improve 11 miles of the Los Angeles River through some of the most urban parts of the city.
February 26, 2014, 1pm PST
Like so many visionary plans for the restoration of public space, Dallas’ original intentions for the Trinity Lakes plan might have been “just a bunch of pretty pictures.”
February 18, 2013, 5am PST
After more than a century of altering the flow of the Grand River, Grand Rapids' namesake whitewater has been largely eliminated. A new proposal backed by Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder would "put the rapids back in Grand Rapids."
January 11, 2012, 2pm PST
With strong advocates in Washington and in City Hall, planning continues for an ambitious multi-billion dollar effort to overhaul the Los Angeles River and its relationship to the city.
April 27, 2007, 12pm PDT
Dams have been decimating the population of salmon in Northern California's Klamath River for years, and now Native Americans who depend on the salmon are traveling to visit the owner of the dams to appeal for their removal.
The San Francisco Chronicle
February 1, 2007, 1pm PST
To help save endangered salmon, officials are considering making costly improvements to dams on the Klamath River in California and Oregon. Removing the dams would cost less than fixing them, but removal forfeits hydroelectric power production.
May 19, 2005, 1pm PDT
Plans for the California river finally overcome all obstacles.