America's Most Endangered Rivers

America's Most Endangered Rivers

American Rivers has issued the 2009 edition of America's Most Endangered Rivers (4 pages, PDF), its annual report on the ten most endangered rivers in the country. Topping this year's list is the Sacramento-San Joaquin River System in California, which the report found is on the verge of collapse due to the outdated water and flood management systems in place. Indeed, water infrastructures — dams, levees, wastewater, and storm water systems — were found to be major issues for many of the rivers on the list, including the Flint River in Georgia (number two) and the Saluda River in South Carolina (number six). This year's report was funded by outdoor activities retailer Orvis.