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#1 Lower Colorado River

Lower Colorado River canal in the desert. (Photo: Justin Clifton)

10 most endangered rivers in the United States for 2017

American Rivers compiled a list of the 10 most endangered rivers in the United States for 2017. Threats range from water demand and global warming to fracking and open-pit sulfide mining. The organization is calling upon the Trump administration and Congress to prioritize and support innovative water management solutions to help protect rivers and clean water, calling it one of the most important conservation issues of our time.

Read more: Lower Colorado River tops list of most endangered in U.S.: ‘The future looks very bleak’  by Michael Walsh/Yahoo News

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