Shenandoah Valley Agonizes Over River's Future

After years of hand-wringing over the worsening state of Virginia’s Shenandoah River, locals seem no closer to solving problems with the river’s degradation than they were before massive fish kills in 2004 and 2005. “‘Here in Rockingham County, every bit of land that can be farmed is being farmed, and what can’t is being developed. We’ve got 500 dairy farms and 500 poultry farms in this county alone — that’s millions of tons of waste washing into the watershed, plus the nutrients from sewage treatment plants.'” Angus Phillips in The Washington Post.

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