From American Rivers
1. San Joaquin River
Outdated water management and excessive diversions leave the river dry in stretches, threatening water quality, fish and wildlife, agriculture, and leaving communities vulnerable in the face of drought.
2. Upper Colorado River
The river’s health, fish and wildlife, agriculture, and recreation are threatened by new proposed diversions and increasing water demands.
3. Middle Mississippi River
A proposed new levee would cut off the river from the floodplains that protects downstream communities from floodwaters and provide habitat for fish and wildlife.
4. Gila River
An unnecessary water diversion and pipeline would harm fish and wildlife, river health, and local economics dependent on outdoor recreation and tourism.
5. San Francisquito Creek
The 65-foot Searsville Dam blocks threatened steelhead from reaching habitat upstream, impairs water quality, and poses flooding risks for local communities.
6. South Fork Edisto River
Excessive agriculture withdrawals threaten the river’s health and downstream water users, including other farmers.
7. White River (Colorado)
15,000 proposed new oil and gas wells in the region threaten to ruin clean drinking water and fish and wildlife habitat.
8. White River (Washington)
Salmon, steelhead, and bull trout populations are often killed at the unsafe and outdated Buckley Dam.
9. Haw River
Drinking water and recreation areas for more than one million people are threated by polluted runoff and wastewater.
10. Clearwater/Lochsa Rivers
The Wild and Scenic rivers’ coldwater fisheries, scenery, and whitewater are threatened by industrialization that would bring huge megaloads bound for Canadian tar sands onto narrow roads beside the rivers.