That’s how many the US Army Corps of Engineers lists in their National Inventory of Dams, the most comprehensive inventory of dams nationwide.
Few things fundamentally alter a river like a dam. Dams block a river’s flow and can harm fish and wildlife, clean water and even opportunities for recreation. At American Rivers, our goal is to reverse these trends by removing dams no longer serve their intended purposes or are unsafe.
Since 1973, American Rivers has been working to restore our nation's damaged rivers. So far, we've helped return more than 150,000 miles of rivers back to their free-flowing way!
This year alone, we’ve worked with local partners to remove 41 dams and restored 846 miles of river. But we have so much more to go.
And to help us start the new year off with a bang, a generous Board Member has offered to match $2 for every $1 donated through this holiday challenge up to $25,000.
Help us launch this challenge by making a gift today.