Battered in recent years, the Animas has bounced back before

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Battered in recent years, the Animas has bounced back before

Despite ash flows and mine waste, the river is resilient

Battered in recent years, the Animas has bounced back before

Battered in recent years, the Animas has bounced back before

On July 17, a dead fish lies on the bank of the debris-filled Animas River north of Durango. Ash and debris flows from the 416 Fire burn area suffocated fish in the Animas River.

Battered in recent years, the Animas has bounced back before

People kayak in the discolored water of the Animas River on Aug. 6, 2015, north of Durango a day after the Gold King Mine spill. An EPA cleanup crew accidentally triggered the spill, which unleashed 3 million gallons of mine wastewater into the river.
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