Once a source of fresh water, Hermosa Creek now threatens Animas River

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Once a source of fresh water, Hermosa Creek now threatens Animas River

Researchers to track recovery of waterways hurt by fire
Scott Roberts, left, water programs director and aquatic ecologist with Mountain Studies Institute, and Ashley Rust, research faculty with Colorado School of Mines, place a probe for water-quality monitoring Friday in Hermosa Creek. The probe is on loan from the West Fork Complex Fire, where it was used for the same purpose after the fires near Wolf Creek Pass in 2013.

Once a source of fresh water, Hermosa Creek now threatens Animas River

Scott Roberts, left, water programs director and aquatic ecologist with Mountain Studies Institute, and Ashley Rust, research faculty with Colorado School of Mines, place a probe for water-quality monitoring Friday in Hermosa Creek. The probe is on loan from the West Fork Complex Fire, where it was used for the same purpose after the fires near Wolf Creek Pass in 2013.
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