Skykomish named on "Most Endangered River" list

The South Fork Skykomish River named by American Rivers as one of America’s “Most Endangered Rivers”

Skykomish named on “Most Endangered River” list.

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KOMO -INDEX, Wash. — A national organization recently named the south fork of the Skykomish River the seventh most threatened river in the nation, and it all centers around a small dam that doesn’t yet exist. For 27 years, American Rivers has sounded the alarm on hundreds of rivers through its America’s Most Endangered Rivers® report. By shining the spotlight and mobilizing the public to take action, they save rivers from urgent threats like pollution, mining, and dams. The report emphasizes solutions to secure a better future for the rivers, their fish and wildlife, and communities. The annual America’s Most Endangered Rivers® report is a list of rivers at a crossroads, where key decisions in the coming months will determine the rivers’ fates. Over the years, the report has helped spur many successes including the removal of outdated dams, the protection of rivers with Wild and Scenic designations, and the prevention of harmful development and pollution. American rivers is the leading conservation organization fighting for healthy rivers so communities can thrive. American Rivers protects and restores the nation’s rivers and the clean water that sustains people, wildlife, and nature.
Working with local partners and concerned citizens, American Rivers fights to safeguard our rivers and clean water for this year’s endangered rivers — and rivers nationwide — for generations to come.