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Stories with subject: Rivers and streams
  • Fire in Olympic National Park raises concerns 
    Updated: Jul-06-15 1:17 pm

    PARADISE CREEK, Olympic National Park - Fire crews call them "cat faces," deep holes that flames have burned into the trunks of the centuries-old Sitka spruce and hemlock growing here in the Queets River valley.

  • Oregon fish biologist rescues tiny fry stranded by drought 
    Updated: Jul-06-15 12:56 pm

    GOLD HILL, Oregon - Pete Samarin tramps up the dried bed of the Left Fork of Foots Creek, dust squirting with every step of his wading boots until he stops and squints into a shaded puddle the size of a welcome mat and barely much deeper.

  • Papal visit puts Andes presidents' eco-record under scrutiny 
    Updated: Jul-04-15 12:09 am

    AGUARAGUE NATIONAL PARK, Bolivia - In the vine-entangled forests of the Aguarague National Park, crude that seeped for decades out of abandoned wellheads saturates the soil and has stained the bedrock of creeks that provide water to the indigenous Guarani who live nearby.

  • Coast Guard rescues 3 after boat runs aground 
    Updated: Jul-02-15 11:49 pm

    ILWACO, Washington - A Coast Guard helicopter crew has rescued three people after their 16-foot pleasure boat became disabled and ran aground on a small island near Cape Disappointment on the southwest Washington coast.

  • MARTA police searching for suspect in rape 
    Updated: Jun-26-15 12:50 pm

    DECATUR, Georgia - Police are searching for a suspect accused of raping a woman near a MARTA station.

  • Senators' measure calls for pipeline river crossings study 
    Updated: Jun-26-15 6:16 am

    BILLINGS, Montana - A U.S. Senate committee has approved a measure that requires federal transportation officials to report on the safety of pipelines that cross beneath rivers following two major oil spills into the Yellowstone River.

  • Fish ladders built at 3 dams for river herring 
    Updated: Jun-21-15 10:23 am

    PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Fish ladders have been built at three dams along the Ten Mile River watershed so river herring can swim to their natural spawning habitat.

  • Train pulls in to help control brush fire in rural Kearny 
    Updated: Jun-19-15 4:41 pm

    KEARNY, Arizona - A train blasting water was among the resources that helped firefighters make progress Friday in controlling a brush fire near a rural Arizona community.

  • Most evacuated by Arizona brush fire allowed to go home story has video
    Updated: Jun-18-15 12:19 pm

    KEARNY, Arizona - A smoky brush fire near a rural Arizona community forced hundreds of residents to evacuate as flames tore through at least two residences, but most have been allowed to go home, officials said Thursday.

  • Dodge City seeking name for its new water park 
    Updated: Jun-18-15 8:14 am

    DODGE CITY, Kansas - Dodge City is planning to open a $12.27 million water park next summer and now city officials are asking for help to name it.

  • Stretch of Kentucky River open to navigation again 
    Updated: Jun-18-15 3:35 am

    FRANKFORT, Kentucky - An 82-mile stretch of the Kentucky River from Frankfort to its mouth at the Ohio River is navigable with the opening of locks and dams Nos. 1 through 4.

  • 77,000 gallons of sewage spills into St. Louis County creek 
    Updated: Jun-15-15 3:43 am

    ST. LOUIS - An estimated 77,000 gallons of sewage has flowed into a tributary creek of the Mississippi River in St. Louis County after officials say an overflow was caused by vandalism.

  • US says Exxon must pay $1 million penalty for Montana spill 
    Updated: Jun-12-15 6:49 pm

    BILLINGS, Montana - U.S. officials have rejected Exxon Mobil Corp.'s request to reconsider a $1 million penalty imposed against the oil giant over a 63,000-gallon crude spill into Montana's Yellowstone River.

  • Defendant in 2008 homicide reaches plea deal 
    Updated: Jun-10-15 8:35 am

    MARINETTE, Wisconsin - A man accused of running over another person with his car and dumping his body in a Marinette County stream has been convicted after reaching a plea deal.

  • Special I-90 overpass will help animals cross safely 
    Updated: Jun-08-15 4:14 pm

    SEATTLE - Interstate 90 is a lifeline for the Northwest, connecting people and economies across the Cascades and linking the region to the rest of the country.

  • Oconee treatment plant officials say problems are fixed 
    Updated: Jun-08-15 1:39 pm

    WATKINSVILLE, Georgia - Water from Oconee County's Calls Creek Water Reclamation Facility flowed clear and clean last week, as workers have fixed most of the problems outlined in a scathing report on how the wastewater treatment plant has been operated, said Oconee County Water Operations Manager Mickey Baughcum, who was tending the plant Friday.

  • Organizers seek paddlers for every mile of Minnesota River 
    Updated: Jun-08-15 5:06 am

    ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Paddling enthusiasts are trying to get a huge number of canoes and kayaks onto the Minnesota River Saturday for National Get Outdoors Day.