Colorado River tops group’s ‘endangered’ list — again

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By Tony Davis | Arizona Daily Star

Once again, a section of the Colorado River leads a national environmental group’s list of the U.S.’s most endangered rivers.

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But American Rivers says it’s put the Lower Colorado River No. 1 on its list not because there’s no progress toward fixing its problems. Instead, the group believes progress has been made in recent years, particularly the near-completion of a three-state agreement to reduce water use across the Lower Colorado River Basin to prop up Lake Mead, said Matt Rice, the group’s Colorado River program manager.

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