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Clean and plentiful water provides the foundation for prosperous communities. We rely on clean water to survive, yet right now we are heading towards a water crisis. Changing climate patterns are threatening lakes and rivers, and key sources that we tap for drinking water are being overdrawn or tainted with pollution. NRDC experts are helping to secure safe and sufficient water for people and the environment by: Promoting water efficiency strategies to help decrease the amount of water wasted;Protecting our water from pollution by defending the Clean Water Act and advocating for solutions like green infrastructure;Helping prepare cities, counties and states for water-related challenges they will face as a result of climate change; andEnsuring that waterways have enough water to support vibrant aquatic ecosystems. Protecting Clean Water Dirty water is the world's biggest health risk, and continues to threaten both quality of life and public health in the United States.

Riverkeepers Wellwood Reef Restoration in the Florida Keys Reef Restoration Projects Wellwood Reef Restoration Project On August 4, 1984, the M/V Wellwood, a 122-meter freighter ran aground on Molasses Reef within the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. Due to complications with removal, the ship remained on the reef for 12 days. The total destruction from the grounding included 5,805 square meters of living corals and injury to 75,000 square meters of reef habitat. It was NOAA’s goal to restore physical relief back to the damaged site and encourage natural recovery. Learn more about our efforts to rebuild and restore Molasses Reef during the Wellwood Reef restoration project. Columbus Iselin Reef Restoration Project From July through September 1999, the restoration of one of America's most significant coastal barrier coral reefs dating back 4,000 years took place within the boundaries of NOAA's Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.

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