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Mine at the Numbers (CO) Put-In Withdrawn

Posted: 09/29/2020
By: Hattie Johnson

We received notice today that the Oro Vista project proponent has officially withdrawn their proposal to mine placer gold in the Arkansas River near the Numbers put-in and is no longer under consideration by the Forest Service.

In March, the San Isabel National Forest sought comment on a proposal from a mining claim owner to implement mining activities on the Arkansas River Near the Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area Number's river access site. The scoping process failed to consider how these mining operations would impact one of the state's premier paddling destinations. We asked our members to let the Forest Service know how this dredge mine had the potential to impact boating on the Arkansas. You responded in huge numbers (over 600!), so THANK YOU!

Thank you for stepping up to protect the recreation, habitat, and water quality of the Arkansas.

Image credit: Dejan Smaic


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Arkansas Below Granite (AW#43001) 0.2 r.c. 189d17h22m
Arkansas Below Granite (AW#43001) 650 cfs 124d17h22m

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