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Kondolf,12 P. S. Lake,4 R. Lave,12 J. L. Meyer,13 T. K. O’Donnell,9 L. Pagano,12 B. Powell,14 E. Sudduth13 he importance of rivers and streams for fresh water, food, and recreation is well known, yet there is increasing evidence that degradation of running waters is at an alltime high (1). More than one-third of the rivers in the United States are listed as impaired or polluted (2), and freshwater withdrawals in some regions are so extreme that some major rivers no longer flow to the sea year round (3).
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