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. This [...]

By | April 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 | April 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 | April 12th, 2016|Events, Gold King Mine Spill|Comments Off on San Juan Basin Health Thanks Community for Attending Event

Animas River Recreation, Community Health Update

This spring, as our community begins to return to the Animas River after months of frigid flows, San Juan Basin Health wants to celebrate this great living resource during National Public Health Week. We will be hosting a community meeting on April 7 at 7 p.m., in the Durango Public Library. It is important [...]

By | April 4th, 2016|Gold King Mine Spill|Comments Off on Animas River Recreation, Community Health Update

Animas River Celebration to be held November 1

We are pleased to invite the community to a Celebration of the Animas River on Sunday, November 1st from Noon - 2:00 PM at the La Plata County Fairgrounds.  The event will provide information and an opportunity to ask questions of the community organizations working to support the river. Information provided will address the [...]

By | October 28th, 2015|Events, Gold King Mine Spill|Comments Off on Animas River Celebration to be held November 1
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