10 Most Endangered Rivers in US

Colorado tops the list from 'American Rivers' group
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 8, 2015 5:26 PM CDT
10 Most Endangered Rivers in US
The Colorado River snakes through the Grand Canyon.   (AP Photo/Google Maps)

The Colorado River earns the unwanted distinction of being the most endangered river in the US this year, according to the nonprofit American Rivers organization. Its new report cites a number of risks to the river running through the Grand Canyon, including a huge development proposal—complete with restaurant, shops, and cable car to the canyon's bottom—uranium mining, and the depletion of groundwater, reports LiveScience. Here are the group's most endangered rivers:

  1. Colorado River in the Grand Canyon, Arizona
  2. Columbia River, Washington and Oregon
  3. Holston River, Tennessee
  4. Smith River, Montana
  5. Edisto River, South Carolina
  6. Chuitna River, Alaska
  7. Rogue-Smith Rivers, Oregon and California
  8. St. Louis River, Minnesota
  9. Harpeth River, Tennessee
  10. Pearl River, Louisiana and Mississippi
Click for the full report. (Read more Grand Canyon stories.)

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