Coalition for Water Security

Protecting Rivers and Providing Predictable Water Supplies

The Hunt River near where it flows into Narragansett Bay, in East Greenwich and North Kingstown, Rhode Island.

In the drought in the summer of 2005 so much water was withdrawn from the Ipswich River in Massachusetts that the river essentially went dry, killing many fish and other aquatic plants and animals.

A healthy river ecosystem requires sufficient water flowing in streams. The Coalition for Water Security promotes water management policies that ensure protection of Rhode Island's rivers and streams.

Rhode Island is working to establish a system to ensure adequate stream flow for our rivers and streams.

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