Animas River reports, data and maps

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.
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
Drinking water
Fish Tissue

The department and EPA may have different test result numbers due to varying sample locations and collection methods. All samples are analyzed using EPA approved methods.

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
If you have questions about this data, please contact 
Todd Hartman with the Department of Natural Resources at

This data is provided by the Water Quality Control Division. 
If you have questions about this data, please contact 
Meghan Trubee with the Water Quality Control Division at