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Protecting People and Wildlife

Protecting People and Wildlife

By Melissa Samet, Senior Water Resources Counsel, National Wildlife Federation While operations and maintenance (or O&M) might not sound like something to be concerned about, it absolutely is.  O&M carried out by the Army Corps of Engineers to maintain navigation on the Mississippi River causes enormous environmental harm and increases flood risks for river communities. O&M on the 1,20 ...[Read More]

Fargo Moorhead Diversion: Planners Fail to Meet State Permitting Requirements

Fargo Moorhead Diversion: Planners Fail to Meet State Permitting Requirements

By Rae Ann Kelsch North Dakota officials have told planners for the proposed Fargo Moorhead Diversion that they have not met state permitting requirements.   The diversion project is designed to provide flood protection for the cities of Fargo and Moorhead as well as remove 50 square miles from the natural floodplain for future development.   A 36-mile long diversion channel along with a dam on th ...[Read More]

How Kayaking Saved the Los Angeles River

How Kayaking Saved the Los Angeles River

Take a look at this fantastic article, How Kayaking Saved the Los Angeles River, written by Hayden Coplen, detailing the plight of opening the Los Angeles River for public use. The article will interest our WPNetwork members as it touches on how the Clean Water Rule and Army Corps of Engineers policies helped shape this story.     “The L.A. River is an enigma, sitting in plain view ...[Read More]