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Albright Dam Removal Part of National River Cleanup Effort

The Albright Dam is the last dam in West Virginia on the Cheat River, and environmental groups say it has long been an impediment to fish migration. Photo by Joey Kimmet/Friends of the Cheat.

The U.S. Interior Department recently announced $1 million in funding toward removing the defunct Albright Dam as part of an effort to improve water quality and restore free-flowing waterways nationwide.

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Navigating the Russell Fork

The Russell Fork River was recently added to American River’s 2016 list of America’s Most Endangered Rivers because of threats from mountaintop coal removal mining.

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Endangered Appalachian Rivers

Over the years, several Appalachian rivers have been included in the annual America’s Most Endangered Rivers list. See how the threats facing these rivers have changed.

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