Acidic Water

July 4, 2012--Geologic survey report finds acid drainage predated mining (Telluride Watch)

An award-winning study by the Colorado Geologic Survey has bolstered claims by miners in the Ouray-Red Mountain district that highly acidic surface water preceded m


June 7, 2012--Geological water survey wins kudos (Pagosa Post)

Is high, pristine mountain water always clean and pure? Can streams unaffected by human activities and livestock influences be unfit for human consumption, or fish? A study by the Colorado Geological Survey (CGS) has some surprising answers. The study examines areas in Colorado that have naturally poor, surface-water quality due to the area’s geology.


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