Animas River

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

Durango puts finishing touches on whitewater park

Finishing touches to the whitewater park on the Animas River in Durango are complete, and as boating season begins to ramp up, river runners are heralding the changes. “We’re really excited about...

DATE: May 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

EPA creates partnership to study long-term water quality

The Environmental Protection Agency announced almost $3.6 million in funds and a partnership program to conduct long-term water quality monitoring for the San Juan River watershed. The partnership...

DATE: April 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas River color will change with runoff

San Juan Basin Public Health is reminding residents that the Animas River may change color as this year’s winter snowpack melts. “Every spring, runoff transports naturally occurring sediments...

DATE: April 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local author Jonathan Thompson says Gold King spill fits into familiar narrative

Local author Jonathan Thompson is starting to realize that his new book about the Gold King Mine spill, which simultaneously delves into the region’s dirty extractive history, may have the side...

DATE: April 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

EPA fires back at critics over Gold King Mine wastewater

DENVER – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency fired back Thursday after a mining company accused the agency of failing to run a southwestern Colorado treatment plant at full capacity, letting...

DATE: April 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Sunnyside says EPA is allowing wastewater to reach Animas River

DENVER – A mining company accused the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday of failing to operate a treatment plant at full capacity, allowing a huge volume of polluted mine wastewater...

DATE: April 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Water cycle key to Durango’s economy, parks and rec director says

The Missionary Ridge Fire in 2002 and the Gold King Mine spill in 2015 brought home just how painful disruptions in the water cycle from drought to human-made hazards can be. Cathy Metz, director...

DATE: April 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Groups push to increase boater access to Animas River south of Durango

Below Durango, the Animas River offers nearly 40 miles of runnable river for boaters, which passes through a pastoral landscape as the San Juan Mountains give way to the high desert terrain of...

DATE: April 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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