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River of Concern: 10 Waterways You Should Be Worried About

River of Concern: 10 Waterways You Should Be Worried About

Last year, the 40th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, was a big year for rivers. But there are still a lot of rivers in the country that are unhealthy and at risk. “I would say the two biggest threats we’ve seen have been oil and gas, and dams,” says Amy Kober, communications director of the non-profit American Rivers. “Either existing dams or proposed new dams.” Watershed health is complicated because rivers are tied up with energy debates and public land use. And the issues are immediate. We need clean water now and we need enough of it to sustain us in the future. Here are 10 rivers to put on your radar. —Heather Hansman

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