American Rivers announced a significant victory on Washington’s South Fork Skykomish River, just one year after it named the river among America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2017. The Snohomish County Public Utility District cancelled the Sunset Falls hydropower project that would have caused irreparable harm to the river, fish and wildlife habitat, and recreation opportunities.

The proposed project would have rerouted a 1.1 mile stretch of the river through an underground tunnel to a powerhouse at the base of Sunset Falls.

LINK (via: American Rivers)

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