Population, funding, climate change, and agricultural needs are a few factors in the slow depletion of our natural resources. In this particular case, the focus is water.
The Colorado River is often associated with the beautiful outdoors and recreation. Seldom do most stop to think of this river as a source of drinking water to 30 million Americans and irrigation to 90 percent of crops in the west. Like most rivers, demand is outpacing resource.
Top 10 Most Endangered Rivers in the U.S.
11 April 2017
Water is life, yet climate change and certain public policies may be endangering its future in America, a nonprofit group warns in a new report. The stakes are high, with the current presidential administration having proposed budget cuts that may eliminate some safeguards for clean drinking water and rivers nationwide.
That’s according to American Rivers, a Washington, D.C.-based conservation group, which released its annual list of America’s Most Endangered Rivers on Tuesday. The list outlines rivers that the group warns face an urgent threat or critical decision point in the coming year.
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