Latest Rivers and streams News

California governor declares drought emergency in 2 counties

Apr. 21, 2021 20:45 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Standing in the dry, cracked bottom of Lake Mendocino, Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a drought emergency Wednesday in two Northern California counties where grape growers and wineries are major users, an order that came in response to arid conditions affecting much of...

Volunteers needed for Shawsheen River herring count

Apr. 18, 2021 16:08 PM EDT

ANDOVER, Mass. (AP) — The Merrimack River Watershed Council and Shawsheen River Watershed Association are looking for volunteers to participate in this year's Shawsheen River herring count. Volunteers are needed to take 10-minute shifts for the community science program...

Spawning decline triggers closure of river herring fishery

Apr. 17, 2021 12:54 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The harvest of river herring is now prohibited in New Hampshire. The Fish and Game Department said the closure of the fishery was trigged by the decline of river herring spawning runs over the last two years. Under new rules...

US water managers warn of dismal year along the Rio Grande

Apr. 15, 2021 18:56 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — It has been 30 years or so since residents in New Mexico's largest city last saw their stretch of the Rio Grande go dry. There's a possibility it could happen again this summer. Federal water managers released their annual...

Iowa officials investigating manure spills, fish kills

Apr. 15, 2021 13:42 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa environmental officials are investigating two separate manure spills into state creeks that led to fish kills in both tributaries. Both spills occurred Wednesday, according to a news release from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources....

Editorial Roundup: Missouri

Apr. 13, 2021 10:44 AM EDT

Kansas City Star. April 8, 2021. Editorial: Missouri lawmakers peddling false choice between public defenders, Medicaid expansion Missouri lawmakers are taking small steps to rectify the outrageous denial of constitutional rights for thousands of...

New wildlife management area opens in eastern Kentucky

Apr. 12, 2021 04:20 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A new wildlife management area has opened in eastern Kentucky. The Ross Creek Wildlife Management Area spans nearly 1,000 acres (405 hectares) across a bend in the Kentucky River near Lock and Dam 13 in Estill and Lee counties, the Department for...

Maine dumps plan that sought to remove Kennebec River dams

Apr. 09, 2021 11:42 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine is stopping a plan to remove up to four dams from the Kennebec River because of concerns that the state doesn't have the authority to go ahead with the proposal. Brookfield Renewable Partners of Toronto owns the dams. The company sued the...

Netflix scores streaming rights to new top Sony films

Apr. 08, 2021 14:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Netflix further beefed up its film catalog on Thursday in a multi-year deal that will make it the new streaming home to Sony Pictures' top releases in the U.S. Beginning next year, Sony's new films will exclusively stream domestically on Netflix after...

Indiana lawmakers dial back controversial wetlands bill

Apr. 07, 2021 22:26 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Lawmakers watered down a controversial bill seeking to remove protections from Indiana’s already diminished wetlands amid mounting criticism that the proposal could cause damage to the state's waterways, wildlife and vegetation. If passed, the...