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Difficulty I-II
Length 25 Miles
Flow Range 200 - 6000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 26 minutes ago 1820 [CFS]
Reach Info Last Updated 07/15/2017 3:48 am

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For information, see New Mexico Whitewater, by NM State Parks & Rivers of SW, by

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Date Flow Result Factor  
2005-06-30 High Fatality High Water Read More



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Colorado Mine Accident closes Animas River

2015-08-06 22:00:00-04
Nathan Fey

Durango, Colorado - On Wednesday morning, 1Million gallons of contaminated mine drainage was accidentaly released into the Animas River watershed. A crew working to clean-up a mine outside of the town of Silverton, accidentaly released the plume forcing local officials to close the river to paddlers, pets and livestock, and other water users. The impact on fish and wildlife is not fully known at this time.

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What Southwestern Water Conservation District Doesn't Want You To Know

2002-01-23 00:00:00-05
Nick Lipkowski

1274thumb.jpg A CO water district has filed suit in an effort to deny a non-prof corporation access to public documents requested under CO’s Open Records Act. The “Southwestern Water Conservation District (SWCD) is using taxpayer dollars to inimidate citizens asserting their rights under the law. Their arrongance is staggering” said Phil Doe, Chair of Citizens’ Progressive Alliance.

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