Long term monitoring report
The long-term monitoring plan describes the surface water, sediment and biological monitoring to be performed by the department in the Upper Animas River basin from spring 2016 through summer of 2017 in Colorado.The data collected will be used in assessing risks to public health and the environment in the basin.
- Colorado's Long-Term Monitoring Plan - Revised (10/12/16).
- Year in Review - Long-term Monitoring Report (08/01/16).
- Animas long term monitoring plan (04/08/16).
As a part of the plan, the division is performing ongoing data collection to reflect the long-term impacts to the environment.
Water quality sampling and data
After Incident reporting
United States Geological Survey - Real time results
- USGS 09359500 Animas River at Durango, CO.
- USGS 09358550 Cement Creek at Silverton, CO (real time probe inactive until April 1, 2017).
- USGS 09359020 Animas River below Silverton, CO (real time probe inactive until April 1, 2017).
- USGS 09358000 Animas River at Silverton, CO (real time probe inactive until April 1, 2017).
- USGS 09359010 Mineral Creek at Silverton, CO (real time probe inactive until April 1, 2017).
- Fish tissue and sample data results (March 2016 data).
- Fish tissue sample data results (August 2015 data).
- Fish consumption recommendation rationale (March 2016 data).
- Fish consumption recommendation rationale - updated(August 2015 data).
- Fish consumption program.
- Analysis and recommendation rationale.
- Data results (PDF).
- Dataresults (Excel).
- Sediment sample locations map.
- Sampling, testing and analysis process.
- Chemistry lab contact.
- Definitions and terms.
- EPA's Response
Sampling focuses on contaminants typically found in mine drainage, including aluminum, antimony, arsenic, barium, beryllium, boron, cadmium, calcium, chromium, cobalt, copper, iron, lead, molybdenum, magnesium, manganese, mercury, nickel, potassium, selenium, silicon, silver, sodium, strontium, thallium, titanium, uranium, vanadium, and zinc. It also looks at water pH and hardness.
Maps and GIS data
Mining stream impacts and restoration efforts
This data is provided by the Division of Reclamation and Mining Safety.
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