As the #Yamuna River passes through New…

As the #Yamuna River passes through New...

As the #Yamuna River passes through New Delhi, India, it collects literally millions of liters of untreated, raw sewage daily. It also picks up industrial effluvia, trash, and more. As the second largest tributary to the Ganges, the Yamuna’s water is critical to the iconic lifeline of North India. But, like the Ganga, the Yamuna is in grave danger. When @pedromcbride @davidcmorton and I tested it’s waters at Dhobi Ghat in Agra in 2013, we found a dead river with zero (yes, zero) dissolved oxygen and off-the-charts levels of copper, cadmium, and other heavy metals. It’s a tragic situation, and one we’re trying hard to tell in our upcoming film about the Ganges, Holy (un)Holy River, which will premiere at @mountainfilm later this month. Take a read or listen to the great piece on the Yamuna done by @juliemccarthyjm on #MorningEdition on @npr – link in my profile. | In this photo, oil slicked water – black, hot, and dead – slurries past small plant life on the banks of the Yamuna in central Delhi.

New Delhi, India

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