Animas River

May 31, 2011--Gridlock snags mine cleanup effort (Durango Herald)

Efforts to change federal law to protect groups willing to cleanup polluting mines from legal liability have hit a snag, according to the Obama administration. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said last week that legislative gridlock is keeping President Barrack Obama from his pledge to change the


May 30, 2011--Thousands of old mines pollute Colorado waters, with no help in sight (Denver Post)

As mountain snow starts to melt, trickling toxic acid laced with dissolved metals — arsenic, cadmium, copper, zinc — is fouling Colorado watersheds.


May 21, 2011--No solutions on Animas River pollutants (Durango Herald)

A meeting in Silverton this week concerning heavy-metal contamination of the Animas River increased public knowledge of the problem but produced no immediate solutions. “We wanted to bring people up to date on the quality of water in the Animas and why it’s getting worse,” Pete


April 5, 2011--Colorado snowpack low in south, may fuel flooding in north (Denver Post)

Colorado's snowpack schizophrenia has intensified, with southern river basins hurting for snowpack while the northern half of the state could face flooding.


March 18, 2011--Lake Nighthorse getting pumped up again (Durango Herald)

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation on Thursday resumed pumping Animas River water to fill Lake Nighthorse, a reservoir just southwest of Durango.  “We turned on the pumps at 7:30 a.m.,” said Tyler Artichoker, the project’s first-fill engineer.


November 21, 2010--EPA considers SW Colo creek for Superfund (Summit Daily)

Portions of upper Cement Creek that feeds into the Animas River in southwestern Colorado are being considered for listing as a Superfund site. Heavy metals gushing from abandoned mines, some which operated in the late 1800s to early 1900s in the Gladstone area, are believed to be polluting the creek.


August 24, 2010--Hydropower to fuel historic mill (Durango Herald)

The San Juan County Historical Society is about more than relics of the past,The organization has an entrepreneurial spirit, the latest manifestation of which is the development of a hydroelectric plant to support another venture - the restoration of the historic Mayflower Mill. Historical society leaders began to envision an opportunity when the Sunnyside Gold Corp.


July 27, 2010--NM city poised to buy water rights (Denver Post)

The city of Farmington could be buying about $300,000 worth of water rights on the Animas River. City councilors are to vote Tuesday night whether to approve purchases totaling 187 acre-feet. An acre-foot is about 326,000 gallons and can meet the annual water needs of one to two U.S. households.


June 13, 2010--Competitors celebrate Animas River Days (Durango Herald)

Biting wind gusts and foreboding clouds didn't keep kayakers from spinning, turning and surging their way through Smelter Rapid on Saturday during Animas River Days. Fifty competitors battled in the whitewater slalom, a 300-meter course through Durango's most intimidating river rapid.


June 11, 2010--Money flows to study of Lightner Creek (Durango Herald)

The Southwestern Water Conservation District has contributed $3,600 to help fund the second phase of a study to determine the source of periodic sediment in Lightner Creek. Initial results of the study point to the Perins Canyon watershed and a stormwater retention basin as possible sources.


Syndicate content