Latest Rivers and streams News

Environmental groups complain about dam hearings format

Mar. 28, 2020 11:58 AM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Some environmental groups are complaining about the teleconference format for gathering public comments on a federal government proposal to save salmon runs on the Columbia River system. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the government decided to hold teleconferences, rather than...

Evidence debunks myth that Ponce de Leon discovered Florida

Mar. 28, 2020 3:01 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Of all the outlandish myths about Florida’s outlandish history, one of the most stubborn holds that Ponce de Leon discovered it in 1513 when he was searching for the Fountain of Youth. But evidence compiled by a Florida Keys map collector, a South Florida archaeologist and a Naples...

Human remains found by creek bed in Jacksonville

Mar. 23, 2020 8:50 AM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Jacksonville resident found human remains off the side of the road while walking his dog, authorities said. The Florida Times-Union reports police recovered the remains of an unidentified person after a resident discovered the remains on Sunday morning. They were found near a...

This photo tweeted by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department shows a worker for a clean up company working to mitigate the crude oil release from an oil tanker after it was derailed and overturned near Santa Maria, Calif., Saturday, March 21, 2020. The tanker truck overturned down an embankment Saturday, spilling up to 6,000 gallons of crude oil into a river that flows into a dam and reservoir near the city of Santa Maria, authorities said. (Santa Barbara County Fire via AP)

Overturned tanker spills 6K gallons oil near California dam

Mar. 21, 2020 7:09 PM EDT

SANTA MARIA, Calif. (AP) — A tanker truck overturned down an embankment Saturday, spilling more than 6,600 gallons of crude oil into a river that flows into a dam and reservoir near the city of Santa Maria, authorities said. The driver was not injured and the cause of the single-vehicle crash on State...

SRP water releases closing unbridged crossings of Salt River

Mar. 21, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — The Salt River Project says water releases from Granite Reef Dam due to heavy storm runoff will close unbridged crossings of the Salt River in the Mesa area this weekend. The SRP said it began releasing water from its two reservoirs on the Verde River on Friday to create additional...

Grant from Legislature will protect Bay City ship, museum

Mar. 16, 2020 9:31 AM EDT

BAY CITY, Mich. (AP) — State lawmakers have approved $200,000 to help build a seawall in Bay City to protect a retired Navy ship and a museum from high water. “Michiganders come from all corners of our state to visit the USS Edson and attend the museum’s events, not to mention the...

Man's body found inside SUV that had landed in creek

Mar. 16, 2020 6:52 AM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A man was found dead in the front seat of his sport utility vehicle that had landed in a Lancaster County creek after running off a road, authorities said. The SUV was spotted in the creek south of Lincoln by a passer-by Saturday, and deputies discovered the body of Richard Felsing...

Bill could limit oversight of some private sewer systems

Mar. 14, 2020 9:13 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Environmental groups are sounding alarms about a proposal that could prevent Tennessee's Department of Environment and Conservation from regulating how some types of sewage treatment systems are designed and built. TDEC last year proposed minimum design standards for decentralized...

New Mexico Supreme Court asked to weigh in on water fight

Mar. 13, 2020 7:00 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A coalition of outdoor groups on Friday asked the New Mexico Supreme Court to weigh in on a dispute over public access to rivers and streams that flow through private property. The New Mexico Wildlife Federation and others filed their petition Friday, seeking to invalidate a rule...

Dominion settles over alleged environmental violations

Mar. 13, 2020 2:35 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Dominion Energy will pay $1.4 million to the state of Virginia and the United States as part of a settlement to address alleged violations that involved coal ash and groundwater seepage. Coal ash is heavy metal-laden waste leftover from burning the fossil fuel to produce electricity. ...