Smith River Rainstorm; Sinjin Eberle
Let’s Not Bet More Than We Can Afford To Lose On The Smith River
Last June, while on a Smith River float trip hosted by American Rivers, our group got caught in one of the most violent rainstorms I’ve ever witnessed. Thunder shook the canyon walls, lightning flashed all around us, and it dumped two inches of rain in a matter of minutes. As the storm passed, the once-clear river quickly turned to mocha and its volume more than doubled.
Montana’s Smith River Lands on Most Endangered Rivers List.
Every year since 1984, American Rivers has issued its America’s Most Endangered Rivers® report to highlight ten rivers across the country that face a critical decision point over the next year that could determine their fate far into the future. The report garners national and even international media attention, and more importantly, has mobilized millions of Americans to take action on behalf of their favorite rivers.