Ash runoff from 416 Fire turns Animas River black

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Ash runoff from 416 Fire turns Animas River black

Biologists paying close attention to potential fish kill
Ash and small debris from the 416 Fire flow from Hermosa Creek to the confluence of the Animas River about 10 miles north of Durango. On Monday, there was a noticeable difference from the contaminated creek entering the clearer river.
Ash and small debris from the 416 Fire flow from Hermosa Creek to the confluence of the Animas River about 10 miles north of Durango. On Monday, there was a noticeable difference from the contaminated creek entering the clearer river.

Ash runoff from 416 Fire turns Animas River black

Ash and small debris from the 416 Fire flow from Hermosa Creek to the confluence of the Animas River about 10 miles north of Durango. On Monday, there was a noticeable difference from the contaminated creek entering the clearer river.
Ash and small debris from the 416 Fire flow from Hermosa Creek to the confluence of the Animas River about 10 miles north of Durango. On Monday, there was a noticeable difference from the contaminated creek entering the clearer river.

Ash runoff from 416 Fire turns Animas River black

From left to right, samples taken above Hermosa Creek; at Hermosa Creek; below the confluence at Trimble Lane; and a sample taken at Rotary Park in Durango.
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