• Kyle Sooley-Brookings

America's Most Endangered Rivers of 2020


The Stone Arch Bridge, the Third Avenue Bridge and the Hennepin Avenue Bridge in Minneapolis (2004)

America's Rivers has released its most endangered river list for 2020.

The upper Mississippi River is critical to the nation’s economy and is a globally significant ecosystem. However, climate change is driving more intense rainstorms, leading to more frequent and prolonged flooding in the Upper Midwest.


America's Most Endangered Rivers of 2020

  1. Upper Mississippi River

  2. Lower Missouri River

  3. Big Sunflower River

  4. Puyallup River

  5. South Fork Salmon River

  6. Menominee River

  7. Rapid Creek

  8. Okefenokee Swamp & St Marys River

  9. Ocklawaha River

  10. Lower Youghiogheny River America's Rivers is a national advocacy group that works closely with local river advocates, business and agriculture interests, recreation groups and others.