Animas River

Study finds no lasting impacts from Gold King Mine spill

A three-year water-quality study found no lasting impacts from the Gold King Mine spill in 2015. San Juan Basin Public Health said the study started the day after the spill Aug. 5, 2015, in...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Santa Rita wastewater-treatment plant releasing higher quality water

The quality of the water flowing into the Animas River from the wastewater-treatment plant in Santa Rita Park has improved this summer, a shift required by the state that can prevent harmful algae...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Talk about town: Float to Work Day canceled

Kayakers, tubers and paddleboarders looking forward to the early morning camaraderie of the second annual Float to Work Day should consider a bike ride instead. Several Clean Commute Week events...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Battered in recent years, the Animas has bounced back before

It’s been a rough couple of years for the Animas River. This weekend marks three years since the river, which runs through the heart of Durango, endured a massive mine waste spill from a blowout at...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Parks and Wildlife saves 300 fish from 416 Fire’s deadly runoff

About 300 fish in the Animas River were saved Wednesday from the deadly runoff from the 416 Fire that in recent days has killed thousands of fish in the stretch north of Durango down to the New...

DATE: July 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man drowns in storm drainage along Animas River

A local man died by drowning Saturday afternoon along the Animas River. Police received a call at 3:15 p.m. about a man facedown in a storm drainage on the west side of the Animas River, near the...

DATE: July 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ash blamed for fish kill in Animas River

An ash flow likely caused a small fish kill in the Animas River north of Durango, and it is likely more fish will die as ash flows into the river from the 416 Fire burn scar. Leah Espinosa and her...

DATE: July 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Decision to haul Gold King Mine sludge raises questions

Could the Environmental Protection Agency’s plan to haul waste from the Gold King Mine to the banks of the upper Animas River put undue stress on a fishery already struggling to survive? That’s the...

DATE: July 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Anglers asked to pick right time of day to avoid stressing fish

Fish in streams and rivers across Southwest Colorado are likely stressed as water levels dwindle. Low flows and high temperatures lead to lower dissolved oxygen levels in the water, which can be...

DATE: July 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Federal agency corrects data error for Animas River flow

A U.S. Geological Survey river gauge in Farmington that recorded the Animas River flowing at nearly non-existent levels was the result of human error, the scientific agency said Friday. Fletcher...

DATE: July 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas River reduced to a trickle in Farmington

Editor’s note: After this story published, the U.S. Geological Survey said it erroneously reported the Animas River flowing at 0 cubic feet per second this week in Farmington. The river was...

DATE: July 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Photo: A day on the river

DATE: June 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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