The Upper Pitt River, 40 kilometers from Vancouver, tops this year’s list of the most endangered rivers in British Columbia.
“The Upper Pitt is a jewel amongst BC’s many spectacular waterways and, given its great ecological values, the river and its major tributaries should be protected from such
a development”

Also coming in at the number two position is the Fraser River, which for the 15th time in 16 years, makes the top five endangered rivers in BC. “Of particular concern this year are the development pressures facing the ‘Heart of the Fraser’ between Hope and Mission, one of the most productive sections of river anywhere in the world”

Endangered rivers '08
1. Upper Pitt River (proposed independent power project).
2. Flathead River, (proposed coal mine, coal-bed methane development).
2. Fraser River, (urbanization, sewage, pollution, industrial development).
4. Taku River (proposed mine, acid-mine drainage).
5. Peace River (proposed hydroelectric dam).


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