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Video: American Whitewater makes case for its cause

In the spring, when flows are up on Washington's White Salmon River and water is spilled at Condit Dam, there's enough to attract rafters to a stretch that's otherwise dewatered. (Troy Wayrynen / The Columbian)
In the spring, when flows are up on Washington's White Salmon River and water is spilled at Condit Dam, there's enough to attract rafters to a stretch that's otherwise dewatered. (Troy Wayrynen / The Columbian)

RIVERS -- American Whitewater, a national river and river running advocacy group, needs support to continue standing up for free-flowing rivers that are always under pressure for water demands.

Last year, the group had a voice in taking down a few dams, protecting flows in rivers and representing paddler interests.

Since 2005, American Whitewater has been involved in the removal of 14 old and uneconomical hydropower dams, restored flows and improved access to 25 significant whitewater runs and supported designation of 1,118.75 miles of Wild and Scenic Rivers. I

See a video report on the group's latest projects on this  highlight reel.

Join American Whitewater here or call (866) 262-8429.




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