Tuesday, April 7, 2009

'America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2009' announced today

AmericanRivers.org: From outdated flood control schemes to harmful dams and mining projects, our nation’s rivers and clean water are at risk. American Rivers, the nation’s leading river conservation organization, today released America’s Most Endangered Rivers: 2009 edition spotlighting ten rivers in need of urgent action.

…This year’s report highlights the sorry state of the nation’s water infrastructure -- our drinking water, wastewater and stormwater systems, and our dams and levees – and the need for green, 21st century investments to protect clean water, public health and safety, and the fish and wildlife that depend on healthy rivers.

Rivers in Alaska, California, Georgia, Idaho, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Washington and Wisconsin are on the list this year.…America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2009 are:

#1: Sacramento-San Joaquin River System (CA)
#2: Flint River (GA)
#3: Lower Snake River (WA, OR, ID)
#4: Mattawoman Creek (MD)
#5: North Fork of the Flathead River (MT)
#6: Saluda River (SC)
#7: Laurel Hill Creek (PA)
#8: Beaver Creek (AK)
#9: Pascagoula River (MS)
#10: Lower St. Croix National Scenic Riverway (MN, WI)

Ansel Adams, "The Tetons and the Snake River," (1942)

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