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Catawba River makes top-ten list of endangered places

Thursday, the Southern Environmental Law Center listed its fourth ever Endangered Places lists — and among ten — the Catawba River Basin.

The SELC says the river is threatened by pollution, hydroelectric dams and water withdrawals from both farms and cities. Also making the list is the Savannah River, which they say is threatened by a plan to deepen a 38-mile stretch over the river for a shipping channel.

The list also includes the coast of Alabama, as offshore drilling projects planned for the same area affected by the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster.

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