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juro 04-15-2001 08:07 AM

American Rivers 2001 Threatened Rivers Map

John Desjardins 04-15-2001 08:48 AM

Hi Juro,

Do you have a link for the explanation of why these rivers were selected?

striblue 04-15-2001 08:50 AM

Juro, I am no geography expert, but that looks to me like it covers every major river in the U.S.

juro 04-15-2001 05:14 PM

John D - see Bill's original link in the steelhead thread for all the links.

Striblue - I have a lot of hours on the Snoqualmie and am glad it is being considered at this scale. I also have a lot of time on the East Fork of the Lewis and it's a fragile river without a lot of ability to deal with industrial abuses. You'd love the river, it's not a big river but produced the state record summer run steelhead - 36 pounds!

The Merrimac is so far gone in terms of it's anadromous species, it should be on there too. The Connecticut River too - which is seriously polluted downriver and dammed up in it's mid and upper stretches. The rivers of Maine, although recently relieved of one dam, need help. It's really sad to think that we once had one of the greatest atlantic salmon fisheries right here in New England, and it's now all but extinct.

John Desjardins 04-15-2001 09:11 PM

Thanks Juro, off to the Steelhead forum I go. This is just from my memory but hasn't the Merrimack made this list before?

John Desjardins 04-15-2001 09:52 PM

A listing of the sites and the threats is here.

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