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World Water Day: National Geographic Photos

First Posted: 05/22/10 06:12 AM ET   Updated: 05/25/11 04:55 PM ET

Monday March 22nd is World Water Day, and to highlight the incredibly important issue of water (and lackthereof) has on the planet, we're partnering with our friends at National Geographic to bring you stunning water images and informative coverage on the world's most precious resource. You can read all about water in National Geographic's special April water issue, which will hit newsstands next week. Check out their fantastic interactive water feature here.

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Photograph by Scottyboipdx Weber
The sun sets over Lower Lewis River Falls in Washington State’s Gifford Pinchot National Forest. The falls mark a wild and scenic stretch of the river, but other sections of the Lewis, which drains the state’s mighty Cascade Range, boast large dam and reservoir systems.Hydroelectric plants produce power, but they’ve changed the river’s natural character—to the special detriment of migratory fish like salmon. Utilities have agreed to begin trucking fish around the dams along the Lewis River, moving them from below these looming barriers to prime habitat upstream, above the dams.
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