America's Most Endangered Rivers of 2012

Pollution threatens the Potomac River, putting clean water and public health at risk. (MVJantzen)

Pollution threatens the Potomac River, putting clean water and public health at risk.

Water withdrawal threatens the Green River, putting recreational opportunities and fish and wildlife at risk.

(O.A.R.S.)


New dams and reservoirs threaten the Chattahoochee River, putting clean water and healthy fisheries at risk.

(Joe Cook)


Outdated flood management threatens the Missouri River, putting public safety at risk.

(U.S. Army Corps of Engineers)


Natural gas extraction threatens the Hoback River, putting clean water and public health at risk.

(Scott Bosse)


Natural gas extraction threatens the Grand River, putting clean water and public health at risk.

(NicholasT)


A new dam threatens the South Fork Skykomish River, putting recreation and wilderness at risk.

(Jeff Smith)


Dams and water diversion threatens the Crystal River, putting fish, wildlife, and recreation at risk.

(Delia Malone)


Mountaintop removal coal mining threatens the Coal River, putting clean water and public health at risk.

(Random Michelle)


Sand and gravel extraction threatens the Kansas River, putting clean water and community health at risk.

(Laura Calwell)

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