[Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: William J. Clinton (1998, Book I)]
[May 5, 1998]
[Pages 693-694]
[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office www.gpo.gov]

Message to the Congress Transmitting a Report on the Pemigewasset River
May 5, 1998

To the Congress of the United States:
    I take pleasure in transmitting the enclosed report for the 
Pemigewasset River in New Hampshire. The report and my recommendations 
are in response to the provisions of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, 
Public Law 90-542, as amended. The Pemigewasset River study was 
authorized by Public Law 101-357.
    The study was conducted by the National Park Service with assistance 
from a local study committee. The National Park Service determined that 
the 32.5-mile study segment is eligible for designation based upon its 
free-flowing character and outstanding scenic, recreational, geologic, 
fishery, and botanic values. However, in deference to the wishes of 
local adjoining

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communities, six of seven of whom voted against designation, and the 
State of New Hampshire, I am recommending that the Congress not consider 
designation at this time. If the local communities and/or the State 
should change their position in the future, the question of designation 
could be reevaluated.

                                                      William J. Clinton

The White House,

May 5, 1998.