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Chesapeake Bay News

May
16
2012

Potomac River named most endangered river in America

American Rivers has named the Potomac River the nation’s most endangered river on its 2012 list of the top ten most threatened rivers in America.

Potomac River

(Image courtesy Scott Ableman/Flickr)

Although the Potomac is cleaner than it once was, the river is still under threat from development, stormwater runoff from cities and suburbs, and pollution from farms. The Potomac is “emblematic of what’s at state for rivers nationwide,” according to the Potomac Conservancy, a local watershed group working to restore the nation’s river.

Visit the Potomac Conservancy’s website for more information about the Potomac River and its ranking as the most endangered river in America.


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