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After environmentalists fought the construction of a dam on the New River, it was added to the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System in 1976. Many houses were then built on the banks of the river because of its beautiful scenic reputation. Critics claim today that preventing the dam inadvertently caused development on the river, ultimately undercutting its beauty.
As the population grows, water supply needs increase as do the sources of pollution. The challenge of protecting water quality and ensuring an adequate water supply must be accepted and acted upon by the state.