San Joaquin River named America’s most endangered river

April 9th, 2014 · by Garrison Frost


California’s San Joaquin River tops the 2014 list of America’s most endangered rivers released today by American Rivers. The San Joaquin River is California’s second largest river, running 350 miles from its headwaters in the southern Sierra Nevada to its meeting with the Sacramento River in the San Francisco Bay-Delta. It is a river with a glorious past and a great future. It is an incredible California resource that deserves our support.

Audubon California supports the restoration of the San Joaquin River because it will provide water for farms and a healthy river for Central Valley communities to enjoy, as well as a place for wildlife to thrive. Audubon California has been working with a number of local chapters and other partners to build support for the San Joaquin River Restoration Project through the “I’m for the River” campaign.

Categories: Audubon California · Bird Habitat · San Joaquin River

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  • N. Speed

    Laying against an ocean, long and diverse state, mountains, agriculture, huge and small cities — WHY IS THIS STATE ALLOWING THIS RIVER TO DIE??
    I live where we have been in drought-mode for years. We cherish our creeks to rivers. Please do not allow the San Joaquin River to be a sweet memory…….