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Stories with subject: Rivers and streams
  • NC State study: Dan River water safe for farm use 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 1:29 pm
  • RALEIGH, North Carolina - Farmers along the Dan River can use surface water for crops and livestock because toxic sludge from a massive coal ash spill has settled to the bottom, a report by university researchers found.

  • Salmon released in California river restoration 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 7:19 pm
  • FRESNO, California - Tens of thousands of spring-run Chinook salmon are being released into the San Joaquin River, marking a major milestone in the federal plan to restore native fish populations to the state's second-longest river.

  • Executive cleared in Dallas slaughterhouse case 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 7:11 am
  • DALLAS - Dallas prosecutors have dropped charges against one of two executives of a local slaughterhouse they accused of dumping pig's blood into a creek along the Trinity River.

  • Petri formally announces retirement 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 9:10 pm
  • NEENAH, Wisconsin - Wisconsin Congressman Tom Petri (PEE'-treye) says no one factor led to his decision to retire after representing the 6th District for more than three decades.

  • At mouth of Elwha River, new beaches taking shape 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 6:37 pm
  • PORT ANGELES, Washington - After a dam was removed from the Olympic Peninsula's Elwha River, about 3.3 million cubic yards of sediment from the dam lakes streamed down the river between November 2012 and September 2013, according to U.S. Geological Survey estimates.

  • Crews cleaning up fuel spill in San Antonio River 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 5:10 pm
  • SAN ANTONIO - Crews are working to clean up a fuel spill in the San Antonio River.

  • Longtime Wisconsin GOP Rep. Tom Petri to retire 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 8:12 pm
  • MILWAUKEE - U.S. Rep. Tom Petri announced Friday that he plans to retire, ending a 35-year career as a moderate Republican from east-central Wisconsin.

  • Rouge Rescue cleanup events planned for May 17 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 9:32 am
  • DEARBORN, Michigan - A nonprofit dedicated to restoring the Rouge River in southeastern Michigan is holding its spring cleanup earlier than usual this year.

  • Va. river declared safe a week after manure spill 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 8:58 am
  • ROCKY MOUNT, Virginia - Health officials have declared a section of the Pigg River safe in Franklin County a week after 30,000 gallons of cow manure wastewater spilled.

  • Thomasville reports spill in South Hamby Creek 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 7:59 am
  • LEXINGTON, North Carolina - The City of Thomasville says 12,500 gallons of untreated wastewater have spilled into South Hamby Creek in the Yadkin and Pee Dee River Basin.

  • Clinton River group holding volunteer training 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 4:04 am
  • ROCHESTER HILLS, Michigan - A nonprofit group dedicated to protecting the Clinton River in southeastern Michigan is set to hold a volunteer training session for its Adopt-A-Stream program.

  • NC sides with Duke in appeal of coal ash ruling 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 1:31 am
  • RALEIGH, North Carolina - North Carolina regulators are joining with Duke Energy in appealing a judge's ruling on cleaning up groundwater pollution leeching from the company's coal ash dumps.

  • Copper mine project backer drops plans for tunnel 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 3:06 pm
  • HELENA, Montana - A mining company dropped plans to dig a mile-long tunnel for a copper development project near the Smith River after two environmental organizations filed a lawsuit challenging the proposal, state environmental regulators said Monday.

  • Police pull body, truck from Little River 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 1:35 pm
  • CADIZ, Kentucky - Authorities have found the body of a southwestern Kentucky man with his pickup truck after he ran off the road and into the Little River over the weekend.

  • Program aims to clean 4 watersheds in south Ga 
    Updated: Apr-05-14 4:20 am
  • ATHENS, Georgia - Officials are trying to clean up waterways in two south Georgia counties.

  • Ohio River village seeks cemetery upkeep funding 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 7:02 am
  • NEW RICHMOND, Ohio - An Ohio River village lacking funding to maintain its cemeteries is seeking help from local voters through a levy on the May ballot.

  • Sewage spill may take days to clean up 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 12:31 pm
  • ST. LOUIS - Sewage that spilled into a St. Louis County creek could be there for a few days.

  • Cent. Ind. city to sell ads on electronic signs 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 11:47 am
  • GREENWOOD, Indiana - New signs are planned for multiple locations in Greenwood, which would tell residents about upcoming city meetings and also try to bring in advertising revenue for the city.

  • Penn Foundation to fund $35M in watershed grants 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 4:34 am
  • PHILADELPHIA - The William Penn Foundation is funding $35 million of multi-year grants to protect and restore portions of the Delaware River watershed in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, and Delaware.

  • Southern Vt. basin plan part of wider cleanup 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 1:46 pm
  • RUTLAND, Vermont - Water bodies across the state, including rivers in the Southern Champlain Basin, will be targeted in efforts to clean up Lake Champlain, state officials said Monday.

  • Storms give boost to dismal Sierra snowpack 
    Updated: Mar-30-14 10:25 pm
  • RENO, Nevada - A string of storms is giving a much-needed boost to a dismal Sierra snowpack just before the traditional peak of the snow season.

  • Lawmakers take step to deal with Lake Erie algae 
    Updated: Mar-29-14 11:28 am
  • TOLEDO, Ohio - A new rule being considered by Ohio lawmakers would impact farmers and take a step toward reducing toxic algae in Lake Erie.

  • Riverkeeper: Hudson tributaries need attention 
    Updated: Mar-28-14 3:05 am
  • OSSINING, New York - The Riverkeeper environmental group says testing by trained volunteers has revealed that streams and creeks that run through communities often have more fecal contamination than the Hudson River.

  • Duke shareholders want probe of coal ash spill 
    Updated: Mar-27-14 2:14 pm
  • RALEIGH, North Carolina - Duke Energy shareholders are calling on the company's board to launch an independent investigation into issues surrounding a massive coal ash spill that coated 70 miles of a North Carolina river in toxic sludge.

  • Pittsburgh: 5 free things for visitors to do 
    Updated: Mar-27-14 11:41 am
  • PITTSBURGH - Pittsburgh may have been built around the steel and coal industries, but the once-sooty city now features a beautiful downtown river walk, multi-cultural neighborhoods and restaurants, and even free subway rides.