Animas River

***VIDEO & June 22-23rd Forests-to-Faucets Teacher Training Workshop on the Animas River a Huge Success!***

The 5th Annual Forests-to-Faucets Teacher Training Workshop was a huge success! It was conducted June 22-23, 2016, once again back on the Animas and Florida Rivers. The Water Information Program cosponsored the workshop with Fort Lewis College, Mountain Studies Institute, and San Juan Mountains Association. In addition, it was generously funded through a grant with the Southwestern Water Conservation District. The training session filled to capacity with 16 participants/teachers, as well as 6 facilitators, and numerous guest experts and speakers. 


6th Annual San Juan Mining and Reclamation Conference (Durango/Silverton, CO)

08/04/2016 8:30 am
08/05/2016 5:00 pm

“Developing Innovative Partnerships & Solutions”


Animas River Celebration--Free Public Event

08/03/2016 5:30 pm
 
Celebrating our Response: One Year Later, How Are We Doing? 
 
Free Event: The event is being hosted by the ARC Forum in conjunction w/the 6th Annual San Juan Mining and Reclamation Conference. Open to Conference Participants AND the General Public; 

July 11, 2016--Fishermen get good news about Animas River after mine spill (CBS News)

Wildlife officials shared some good news, saying their testing shows the fish survived with no evidence of die-offs. But the problems are far from over. “Hopefully it brought some awareness to that, and hopefully they start to clean some of that stuff up so that it will still hold fish for a long time,” fisherman Max Westheimer said.


July 1, 2016--Upper Animas River: A whitewater hidden gem (Durango Herald)

“I dare you to find a cooler trip,” Doug Ponce, a senior guide with Mountain Waters Rafting, challenged his customers before hitting the revered, if not notorious, rapids of the Upper Animas River. And he might be right. Just to reach the runnable stretch of the Upper Animas is an adventure, requiring those seeking a thrill to hop aboard the Durango & Silve


June 28, 2016--Colorado College focuses on Western water issues (Durango Herald)

An annual Colorado College project focusing on issues affecting the Rocky Mountain West is turning its spotlight on the governance of Western water, including the Animas River. On Monday morning, several student researchers and staff with the State of the Rockies Project took a flight from Durango to survey from above the Gladstone area and Gold King Mine, just north of Si


Animas River Monitoring and Results Presentation (Durango, CO)

07/07/2016 2:00 pm

Join the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment at the Powerhouse Science Center for Animas River monitoring and results information following the 2015 Gold King Mine mishap.

 


Super FUNDays: Silverton aims for a little fun on Gold King Mine spill anniversary

08/05/2016 8:00 am

From a June 7, 2016 Durango Herald article:


June 4, 2016--Scientists confer on effects of Colorado mine spill (Albuquerque Journal)

Nine months after mining sludge from the Gold King Mine turned the Animas and San Juan rivers yellow, scientists and researchers gathered here recently to share what they have learned so far regarding the contamination of the rivers from the spill in August 2015. “Immediately during and after the Gold King Mine spill, different groups started monitoring the river water, shores and ir


May 24, 2016--The color of dread: The Animas River runs yellow, again (Colorado Independent)

It’s back – the color of dread. The mustard hue that triggered global headlines after last summer’s Gold King Mine spill has returned to parts of Southwest Colorado’s Animas River. As much as Durango business boosters strive to put the August 2015 disaster behind them, some locals see this week’s especially yellow flows as a reminder of the questions stil


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