THREE-YEAR WATER QUALITY STUDY REVEALS NO LASTING IMPACTS FROM GOLD KING MINE SPILL

  Durango, Colo. – August 2018 marks the three-year anniversary of the Gold King Mine spill that sent three hundred gallons of mine wastewater into the Animas River system. Starting the day after the spill, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) in collaboration with San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH), the United [...]

By |2018-08-24T12:34:09+00:00August 24th, 2018|Gold King Mine Spill, Public Service Announcements, Water Quality|Comments Off on THREE-YEAR WATER QUALITY STUDY REVEALS NO LASTING IMPACTS FROM GOLD KING MINE SPILL

Animas River Spring Runoff Update

Colorado’s winter snowpack has begun to melt, and river flows throughout the Animas River watershed are on the rise. Every spring, runoff transports naturally occurring sediments downstream. Some of these sediments originate in the San Juan Mountains and are naturally high in certain heavy metals. This may cause the river to display a cloudy, turbid [...]

By |2018-04-16T14:28:11+00:00April 16th, 2018|Gold King Mine Spill, Public Service Announcements, Water Quality|Comments Off on Animas River Spring Runoff Update

Animas River Spring Runoff Update

Colorado’s heavy winter snowpack has begun to melt, and river flows throughout the Animas River watershed are on the rise. Every spring, the Animas River experiences runoff that causes naturally occurring sediments to be transported downstream. Some of these sediments originate in the San Juan Mountains and are naturally high in certain heavy metals. [...]

By |2018-03-20T15:26:17+00:00April 17th, 2017|Gold King Mine Spill, Public Service Announcements, Water Quality|Comments Off on Animas River Spring Runoff Update

San Juan Basin Health and Partners Announce Water Quality Monitoring Now Operational at River Gages

New measurements of water quality are now available from three river gages in the Animas River watershed. Previous real-time data at these sites included streamflow and gage height. In collaboration with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the Environmental Protection Agency, SJBH and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment will now be [...]

By |2018-04-20T11:58:32+00:00April 20th, 2016|Gold King Mine Spill|Comments Off on San Juan Basin Health and Partners Announce Water Quality Monitoring Now Operational at River Gages

San Juan Basin Health Thanks Community for Attending Event

San Juan Basin Health’s Executive Director Liane Jollon would like to thank all community members for attending “The Animas Watershed: A Community Health Update,” a National Public Health Week event held on April 7. Almost 100 attendees and 20 staff came together for informal discussions about the current health status of the Animas River [...]

By |2018-04-20T12:04:05+00:00April 12th, 2016|Events, Gold King Mine Spill|Comments Off on San Juan Basin Health Thanks Community for Attending Event
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