America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2014
No. 1 — San Joaquin River, Calif.
No. 2 — Upper Colorado River System, Co.
No. 3 — Middle Mississippi River in Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky
No. 4 — Gila River, N.M.
No. 5 — San Francisquito Creek, Calif.
No. 6 — South Fork Edisto River, S.C.
No. 7 — White River, Co.
No. 8 — White River, Wash.
No. 9 — Haw River, N.C.
No. 10 — Clearwater/Lochsa Rivers, Idaho
A fragile and in places modest waterway, the Haw River has run its 110-mile course through decades of environmental battering from industries and cities.
Now substantially restored from its worst years, the Haw still faces significant threats from polluted water runoff, degrading sewer pipes and health hazards in Jordan Lake that the state has been slow to clean up.
That’s why a national…
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