Catawba tops list of endangered rivers

The Carolinas’ failure to protect the Catawba River — an expansive waterway under siege by growth and drought — has made it the country’s most endangered river, a new report says.

American Rivers says the Catawba-Wateree system is at the center of a clash between development in the Southeast and a limited water supply — and without better state management, everyone will suffer.

“People across America should look at what’s happening on the Catawba-Wateree as a preview of coming attractions —and this movie isn’t a comedy, it’s a horror film,’’ said American Rivers president Rebecca Wodder

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