#4 Little River, North Carolina
Threat: New dam
The Little River, home to an abundance of fish and wildlife, provides drinking water, irrigation, and recreational opportunities to the surrounding communities. A proposed water supply dam would not only cost taxpayers millions, it would severely harm the river's health.
American Rivers proposes better, more reliable, and cost-effective solutions to meet the area's water supply needs, including comprehensive water efficiency measures, and expanding existing water supply reservoirs.
Raleigh and Wake County should pursue these smarter and cheaper alternatives, and protect the valuable resources of the Little River.