“The Most Endangered Rivers in the Nation”
The Nation’s Most Endangered Rivers
American Rivers has released its annual list of America’s Most Endangered Rivers, which highlights bodies of water at risk from poor water management, pollution, climate change, and other factors. The Colorado River through the Grand Canyon is at the top of the list due to climate change, outdated river management, and limited water supplies. Other threatened rivers include Ohio, Georgia’s Okefenokee Swamp, and California’s Eel River. American Rivers suggests that federal protection be designated for certain rivers and for the Clean Water Act to include stronger wetlands protections, among other recommendations to protect U.S. rivers.
American Rivers has released its annual list of America’s Most Endangered Rivers for 2023, which highlights waterways most at risk from climate change, poor water management, pollution, and other threats.
The Colorado River segment running through the Grand Canyon is at the top due to rising temperatures, severe drought, outdated river management, and overallocation of limited water supplies. Other endangered rivers include the Ohio River, which was polluted by a recent train derailment, proposed uranium mine in Georgia that threatens the Okefenokee Swamp, and the Eel River in California, which is seeing a decline in fish and wildlife due to a pair of defunct dams.
American Rivers recommends various actions, including designating certain rivers as federally protected water systems, strengthening wetland protections in the Clean Water Act, and mandating the removal of decommissioned dams. Check the source article for the full list of endangered rivers and more information on efforts to protect US rivers.
1- melk360.com ,The Nation’s Most Endangered Rivers ,2023-04-19 14:00:00