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This category contains articles about North America's rivers, lakes, and other waterways.
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2018 North Landing River/Albemarle Sound Estuarine Symposium – Tidewater Virginia

2018 North Landing River/Albemarle Sound Estuarine Symposium – Tidewater Virginia | North American Rivers And Lakes | Scoop.it
The City of Virginia Beach, in affiliation with the Albemarle-Pamlico National Estuary Partnership (APNEP), Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is hosting the “2018 North Landing River/Albemarle Sound Estuarine Symposium” on April 19, 2018 at the Virginia Beach Convention Center.
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The 2018 North Landing River/Albemarle Sound Estuarine Symposium will focus on stakeholder collaboration, while providing awareness to identifying, protecting, and restoring the significant resources of the North Landing River/Albemarle Sound.
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The Long Road to Keeping the Skykomish River Wild

The Long Road to Keeping the Skykomish River Wild | North American Rivers And Lakes | Scoop.it
On this recommended Wild & Scenic river in the heart of Washington’s North Cascades, the local public utility is actively pursuing a hydropower project in the face of mounting issues.
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The South Fork Skykomish River and its headwaters flow from deep in the Cascades, draining an 835-square-mile watershed.
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Delaware River Restoration Fund Grants

Delaware River Restoration Fund Grants | North American Rivers And Lakes | Scoop.it
The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) recently announced 13 grant awards totaling $2.28 million for water quality restoration and habitat conservation in targeted regions throughout the Delaware River watershed.
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The grants were awarded through the Delaware River Restoration Fund, a partnership between NFWF and the William Penn Foundation.
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Pennsylvania Smallmouth Bass Survey – Freshwater Fishing News

Pennsylvania Smallmouth Bass Survey – Freshwater Fishing News | North American Rivers And Lakes | Scoop.it
Following nearly a decade of poor recruitment due to disease affecting young-of-the-year, the smallmouth bass populations in the Susquehanna and lower Juniata rivers are showing signs of improvement, according to information released by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC).
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Surveys conducted from 2013-2016 reveal increasing numbers of adult smallmouth bass compared to severely reduced numbers collected from 2005-2012.
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Big Thompson Fish Kill Settlement – Freshwater Fishing News

Big Thompson Fish Kill Settlement – Freshwater Fishing News | North American Rivers And Lakes | Scoop.it
Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) recently announced that the agency has accepted a settlement of $207,000 from American Civil Contractors (ACC) for the accidental fish kill on the Big Thompson River this past March.
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Money from the fish kill settlement will go towards habitat restoration that will benefit trout and other species.
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USGS Urban Leaf Litter Study

USGS Urban Leaf Litter Study | North American Rivers And Lakes | Scoop.it
A recent U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) study suggests that urban leaf litter removal might be one tool to help reduce phosphorus and nitrogen in nearby waterways.
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The USGS-led study found that the timely removal of leaf litter can reduce harmful phosphorus concentrations in stormwater.
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Tred Avon River Oyster Reef Construction

Tred Avon River Oyster Reef Construction | North American Rivers And Lakes | Scoop.it
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, awarded an approximately $1-million contract Sept. 26, 2016, to Blue Forge LLC to construct oyster reefs in the Tred Avon River Oyster Sanctuary in Talbot County.
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Eight acres of reef are planned for construction using mixed shell in water depths greater than 9 feet Mean Lower Low Water (MLLW); there is also a contract option for an additional 10 acres to be constructed in the sanctuary, primarily in water depths between 6.5 and 9 feet.
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In a Warming World, Deluges Like Louisiana's Expected to Increase

In a Warming World, Deluges Like Louisiana's Expected to Increase | North American Rivers And Lakes | Scoop.it
This story was last updated on August 18, 2016, at 9:05 AM ET to reflect the rising number of fatalities cause by the Louisiana floods.
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NY Challenges EPA Hudson River Cleanup Plan

NY Challenges EPA Hudson River Cleanup Plan | North American Rivers And Lakes | Scoop.it
In a letter sent Monday, August 22, 2016 to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos challenged the effectiveness of EPA’s remedy to cleanup PCBs from the Upper Hudson River.
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New York's challenge of EPA cleanup efforts has drawn support from a number of organizations including Hudson Riverkeeper, Sierra Club, and Natural Resources Defense Council.
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Fish With Human-Like Teeth Found In Michigan Lakes

Fish With Human-Like Teeth Found In Michigan Lakes | North American Rivers And Lakes | Scoop.it
An unusual fish with human-like teeth has been discovered in a lake in Michigan.
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Lake Tahoe Swim Smart Swim Safe Program – Kayaking North America

Lake Tahoe Swim Smart Swim Safe Program – Kayaking North America | North American Rivers And Lakes | Scoop.it
A multi-agency effort entitled “Swim Smart, Swim Safe: know the dangers of cold water” seeks to reduced boating and other water sports accidents on Lake Tahoe.
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Drowning incidents from boating, paddling, and swimming often share the same cause, “cold water shock,” an involuntary gasp reflex caused by sudden immersion in cold water.
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petition: Save Great Lakes Wetlands and Wildlife

petition: Save Great Lakes Wetlands and Wildlife | North American Rivers And Lakes | Scoop.it
Speak out to safeguard the fragile wetlands around the Great Lakes -- and the birds and other wildlife that need them to survive. (18888 signatures on petition)
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Mountain snows that feed Colorado River look good so far

Mountain snows that feed Colorado River look good so far | North American Rivers And Lakes | Scoop.it
DENVER (AP) — Snowpack in the mountains that feeds the Colorado River is slightly above the long-term average this winter — welcome news in the drought-stricken Southwest. But water and...
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Plight of Phoenix: how long can the world’s 'least sustainable' city survive?

Plight of Phoenix: how long can the world’s 'least sustainable' city survive? | North American Rivers And Lakes | Scoop.it
Set deep in the Valley of the Sun, the lush and sprawling ‘megapolis’ has a problem – the rivers
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The article presents stark facts about water sources: Phoenix gets less than eight inches of rainfall each year; most of the water supply for central and southern Arizona is pumped from Lake Mead, fed by the Colorado river over 300 miles away.
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NOAA Ribbed Mussel Urban Water Quality Study

NOAA Ribbed Mussel Urban Water Quality Study | North American Rivers And Lakes | Scoop.it
Ribbed mussels can remove nitrogen and other excess nutrients from an urban estuary and could help improve water quality in other urban and coastal locations, according to a study in New York City’s Bronx River.
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An estimated 138 pounds of nitrogen was removed from the river when the animals were harvested.
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EPA National Lakes Assessment

EPA National Lakes Assessment | North American Rivers And Lakes | Scoop.it
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released the results of a national assessment showing that nutrient pollution is widespread in the nation’s lakes, with 4 in 10 lakes suffering from too much nitrogen and phosphorus.
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The EPA National Lakes Assessment is part of a series of National Aquatic Resource Surveys designed to provide information about the condition of water resources in the U.S.
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Map of North American rivers showing average... - Maps on the Web

Map of North American rivers showing average... - Maps on the Web | North American Rivers And Lakes | Scoop.it
Map of North American rivers showing average width.
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No Man's Land: The Last Tribes of the Plains

No Man's Land: The Last Tribes of the Plains | North American Rivers And Lakes | Scoop.it
They’ve survived starvation, flooding, war and poverty. Now the native people of Standing Rock are fighting for the very ground beneath their feet.
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Penobscot River American Shad Restoration – Freshwater Fishing News

Athough American shad (Alosa sapidissima) populations are at historically low levels in much of the species’ range, signs of a rebound can be found in rivers such as the Penobscot.
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NOAA Fisheries researchers have found juvenile shad throughout the Penobscot River and estuary during the summer months.
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Great Lakes Sea Lamprey Trapping Research – Commercial Fishing

Great Lakes Sea Lamprey Trapping Research – Commercial Fishing | North American Rivers And Lakes | Scoop.it
Sea lamprey trapping can be improved significantly when electricity is used, according to a recent study funded by the Great Lakes Fishery Commission (GLFC).
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Sea lampreys are parasitic, jawless vertebrates that feed on the blood and body fluids of other fishes.
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Yellowstone River Fish Kill

Yellowstone River Fish Kill | North American Rivers And Lakes | Scoop.it
On Friday, Aug 19th, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) implemented an immediate closure of all water-based recreation (fishing, wading, floating, tubing, boating, etc.) on the Yellowstone River and its tributaries from Yellowstone National Park’s northern boundary at Gardiner to the Highway 212 bridge in Laurel.
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FWP estimates the total impact to Mountain Whitefish in the Yellowstone to be in the tens of thousands. In addition, FWP has received reports of rainbow and Yellowstone cutthroat trout mortality.
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Soaring Great Lakes temperatures could impact your forecast

Soaring Great Lakes temperatures could impact your forecast | North American Rivers And Lakes | Scoop.it
Water temperatures are expected to remain warmer than normal well into the fall and potentially beyond, which could have some significant impacts on your forecast – both positive and negative – for the rest of 2016.
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Hot weather is likely to impact great lakes fishing this summer and fall.
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Lake Trolling Techniques

Trolling is a popular technique for catching fish in lakes, reservoirs, and other large impoundments.
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Lake trolling techniques have been proven to produce trophy-class fish.
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Flood Management: The Soft Path

Flood Management: The Soft Path | North American Rivers And Lakes | Scoop.it
Floods are the most destructive, most frequent and most costly natural disasters on earth. Damages continue to soar despite huge expenditures on flood control structures.
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Florida – Lake Trafford Largemouth Bass Restoration

Florida – Lake Trafford Largemouth Bass Restoration | North American Rivers And Lakes | Scoop.it
Restoration efforts on Florida’s Lake Trafford have resulted in national recognition for the lake’s bass fishery.
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1,500-acre Lake Trafford is noted for its populations of black crappie (speckled perch) and largemouth bass.
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