NANFA-- most endangered river list

Christopher Scharpf (
Mon, 10 Apr 2000 21:03:34 -0400

This year's list from American Rivers of the most endangered rivers in the U.S.
and the threats they face:

1.Lower Snake River in Oregon, Washington and Idaho; dam operations.

2.The Missouri River in Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas and
Missouri; dam operations, channelization.

3.The Ventura River in California; dam operations.

4.The Copper River in Alaska; proposed logging road.

5.The Tri-State River Basins in Georgia, Alabama and Florida; excessive water
consumption, dams, sprawl and

6.The Coal River in West Virginia; mountaintop removal mining.

7.The Rio Grande in Colorado, New Mexico, Texas and Mexico; excessive diversion
and over-consumption of water, flood control and irrigation projects, land
development and pollution.

8.The Mississippi & White Rivers in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa,
Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi and Louisiana; flood
control and navigation projects.

9.The North Fork Feather River in California; hydropower dam operations,
transfer of dam ownership and electric industry deregulation.

10.The Clear Creek in Texas; flood control project.

11.The Green River in Colorado and Utah; dam operations.

12.The Presumpscot River in Maine; dam operations.

13.The Clark Fork in Montana; proposed mine.

Christopher Scharpf

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