Sacramento, California - Spring-run Chinook salmon could return to their historic spawning habitat on the North Yuba River under a still-developing agreement involving three agencies and three conservation groups. Working together as the “Yuba Salmon Partnership Initiative,” the coalition released a framework for such an agreement today.

Seattle, Washington - More than 1,000 dams have been removed across the United States because of safety concerns, sediment buildup, inefficiency or having otherwise outlived usefulness. A paper published in Science finds that rivers are resilient and respond relatively quickly after a dam is removed.

Yankton, Missouri - Missouri National Recreational River is proud to announce that the Annual Missouri River Cleanup will celebrate its 12th anniversary this year on Saturday, May 2rd. The National Park Service is seeking volunteers to meet at Riverside Park boat ramp picnic shelter at 8:00 am for registration, coffee and doughnuts. All volunteers will be issued official T-shirts. Boats from the National Park Service and partner agencies will transport volunteers to and from cleanup sites along the river.

Mission, Texas - Sunday, at approximately 6:00 p.m., two on-duty McAllen Boat Patrol Agents were involved in a boat collision, while patrolling the Rio Grande River, near Anzalduas Park, south of Mission, Texas. The collision involved a privately owned vessel carrying four occupants.

Wartburg, Tennessee - In celebration of National Park Week and the upcoming National Park Service Centennial in 2016, the Obed Wild and Scenic River will be hosting an exhibition featuring watercolor paintings by East Tennessee artist Tony Kampwerth. The exhibition will open on Friday, April 24, at 5:00 p.m. (EDT) at the Obed Visitor Center, located at 208 North Maiden Street in downtown Wartburg and will feature Kampwerth's paintings of the Obed and surrounding area.

Sacramento, California - On February 26, the San Joaquin River Restoration Program will release approximately 54,000 hatchery-produced juvenile spring-run Chinook salmon into the San Joaquin River. The release effort will provide an opportunity to carry out fisheries studies while contributing to the long-term reintroduction of spring-run Chinook salmon to the San Joaquin River as called for in the San Joaquin River Settlement.

Yuma, Arizona - The engineered spring flood that brought water to previously dry reaches of the lower Colorado River and its delta resulted in greener vegetation, the germination of new vegetation along the river and a temporary rise in the water table, according to new results from the binational team of scientists studying the water’s effects.