BP pipeline ruptures near Bayfield, spills into Sauls Creek

BP pipeline ruptures near Bayfield, spills into Sauls Creek

Cause of break not yet known
Ar 161229998
Ar 161229998
BP crews work to contain a spill of produced water from one of its pipelines along Sauls Creek east of Bayfield.
Ep 161229998
Ep 161229998
Produced water – a byproduct of oil and gas extraction – traveled across a sagebrush and a meadow and into Sauls Creek, an intermittent stream that flows into Beaver Creek, which meets the Los Pinos River a few miles south of Bayfield. This shows the flow path of the spill.
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