Thursday, September 22, 2011

USA Ten Most Endangered Rivers 2011

Ten Endangered Rivers in USA Selected

American Rivers has published the America's Ten Most Endangered Rivers list for this year.  Below you may locate these 10 rivers on the map of the USA.

2011 Ten Most Endangered Rivers

Below us a summary of what is endangering each river. One river given special mention is the Mississippi River. The Mississippi River has the third largest drainage basin in the world, after the watersheds of the Amazon and Congo Rivers. It drains 41 percent of the 48 contiguous states of the United States. The basin covers more than 1,245,000 square miles, includes all or parts of 31 states and two Canadian provinces (US Army Corp of Engineers-New Orleans District).

Note that of the ten most endangered rivers for 2011, two are endangered by gas extraction and four are endangered by mining (uranium and coal).  For an economy supposedly going GREEN, why are we endangering rivers to process substances that will add more CO2 to the air and toxins to the water?

Take Action for the Rivers

Contact the local policymakers directly about these rivers.

1. Susquehanna River
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2. Bristol Bay Rivers
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3. Roanoke River
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4. Chicago River
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5. Yuba River
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6. Green River
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7. Hoback River
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8. Black Warrior River
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9. St. Croix River
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10. Ozark National Scenic Riverways
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1 comment:

David Cornick said...

I think it is a disgrace and a tragedy the way rivers have been abused.I live in Australia and industry has been allwed to pollute the rivers as they see fit. Only now is the government being forced to do something about it


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