Each year since 1986, American Rivers has released its America's Most Endangered Rivers report to spotlight the nation's ten most imperiled rivers. This year, the Teton River found itself at #8 on the Most Endangered Rivers List. Eastern Idaho's Teton River is one of the last remaining strongholds for Yellowstone cutthroat trout as well as an important winter refuge for elk, moose, and other wildlife-yet its spectacular canyon is threatened by a controversial proposal to rebuild Teton Dam, which collapsed in 1976, killing 11 people and causing more than $1 billion in damages. Rather than rebuilding an expensive and unnecessary dam, the state and the Bureau of Reclamation should promote more cost-effective, reliable water supply solutions that focus on conservation and smarter water management.
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