Our Watershed Watch feature is dedicated to sharing our partners’ and others latest research and reports. If you have, or know of a report you would like us to feature in an upcoming issue of Downstream
, please contact us
and we will be happy to include it.
Return of the River Herring: Restored Access Leads to Record Runs up the Lamprey River
By: Michael Dionne, NH Fish & Game
The wild and scenic Lamprey River could soon be home to one of the strongest river herring runs on the Atlantic seaboard. Herring spend most of their life in the ocean, but migrate into freshwater rivers along the coast to spawn. Thanks to recent restoration efforts with the Wiswall Dam Fish Ladder construction, the 2013 herring return season could be the best yet!
To read all about this great restoration success CLICK HERE
Overwhelming Risk: Rethinking Flood Insurance in a World of Rising Seas
By: Union of Concerned Scientists
This newly released report focuses on insurance issues related to coastal storms, flooding and sea level rise. It discusses problems with the National Flood Insurance Program and FEMA flood risk
maps, and provides recommendations for improvements that would better reflect the risks and realities of climate change.
The report also makes some recommendations to help address the equity concerns that may arise from increased insurance rates. It includes short case studies for Florida, Virginia, New Hampshire and New Jersey.
Connect to local action on Climate Change with the NHCAW
Durham’s Third Way: One Great Bay Community Blazing a New Trail to Clean Water?
By: Sam Evans-Brown, NH Public Radio
A fantastic feature from NHPR about Durham’s efforts on controlling storm water and addressing nitrogen inputs into the estuary. It explores all sides of the Great Bay nitrogen issue and features Durham’s “green approach” to dealing with storm water, the EPA’s regulations and the legal fight with other communities. Definitely worth a listen!