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BC’s Most Endangered Rivers 2011
« on: July 13, 2011, 07:42:15 PM »
Each year the ORC (Outdoor Recreation Council) publishes a list of the 10 most endangered rivers in BC.
Here they are (including a few in our backyard):

1. Kettle River (water extraction, development)
2. “Sacred Headwaters” of Skeena, Nass and Stikine (coalbed methane)
3. Peace River (hydro-electric dam proposal)
4. Fraser River, “Heart of the Fraser”(urbanization, industrial development, habitat loss)
5. Kokish River (IPP proposal)
6. Morice (pipeline proposal)
7. Taku River (mining development, road proposal, leachate concerns)
8. Similkameen River (cross border dam proposal)
9. Elk River (development, increasing selenium levels, wildlife migration issues)
10. Coquitlam River (excessive sedimentation, urbanization)
11. Bute Inlet Rivers (IPP proposal)
12. Atlin River (impacts of dam and Whitehorse, Yukon energy proposal)


More info on the ORC website: http://www.orcbc.ca/pro_endangered.htm