Upper Mississippi River, Missouri | Photo by Nancy Guyton
Upper Mississippi River, Missouri | Photo by Nancy Guyton

America's MostEndangered Rivers®of 2020

Dangerous flooding exacerbated by coronavirus

At a time when resources are stretched thin by the coronavirus pandemic, it is dangerously clear that we need better ways to manage flood risk that don’t put already-vulnerable people at risk of displacement. The good news? Proven solutions can protect people while giving rivers room to flood safely. Together, we can improve public health, the safety of our communities, and the future of our rivers.

Upper Mississippi River | Photo by Bryan Werner

Upper Mississippi River

It’s time to give rivers room to flood safely.
Upper Mississippi River | Photo by Bryan Werner

Threats and Solutions

Flood season is here — and it’s falling right in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic. With people facing both shelter-in-place orders and displacement from their homes because of flooding, we must find solutions that protect our communities and the health of our rivers for the long haul.
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