America’s Most Endangered Rivers Coming April 9!


Colorado River Mountains | © Pete McBride

The Colorado River was last year’s #1 Most Endangered River. Stay tuned to see what river will be picked this year? | © Pete McBride

It is almost time for American Rivers’ annual report on rivers in peril— America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2014! 

American Rivers and its partners nationwide will announce America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2014 on April 9. For 31 years, American Rivers has released this report to shine a public spotlight on threats facing rivers, and how citizens can take action to help.

We are working on a great list of rivers this year in need of major attention to ensure that they continue to thrive and provide clean water to communities and nature. Ten rivers in the following states will be named to the 2014 list: California, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, New Mexico, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Washington.

Following up on our focus last year of highlighting rivers facing major water withdrawal or diversion issues, this year’s report takes it back to the dry river bed. Throughout the country, we must start using our water more wisely. It is clear from this year’s report of America’s Most Endangered Rivers that we have some important opportunities in the coming year to really make a difference in favor of the smart conservation-minded river management that we really need.

Where are these opportunities? What rivers will be on the list? What can you do to help? 

Find out the answers to all of these questions and more on Wednesday, April 9! See you then!