Category Archives: Data & Information

June 28, 2016 Meeting Summary


ARSG MEETING SUMMARY June 28, 2016 ATTENDEES: Peter Butler, Steve Fearn, Chuck Wanner, John Ott, Bob Oswald, Melody Skinner, Buck Skillen, Mark Rudolph, William Tookey, Chris Tookey, Trevor Denny, Laura Jenkins, Jonah Seifer, Amy Rawn, Lea Linse, Emelle Frojen, Mollie Podmore, Joseph Friedland, Brendan Boepple, Ann McCoy-Harold, Larry Perino, Ray Ferguson, John Ferguson, Bill Coughlin, Briana Greer, Cordel Schmidt, Fred Knight, Dave Philips, Ron Borrego, Ty Churchwell, Anthony Culpepper, and Paul Nazaryk. ANNOUNCEMENTS: In early May, Steve and Peter took […]

Alert and Notification Plan for the Animas River »


A Communication, Notification and Information Sharing Plan April 2016 Developed in Coordination with: San Juan Basin Health (SJBH), La Plata County (LPC), San Juan County (SJC), San Juan County Public Health (SJCPH) Southern Ute Indian Tribe (SUIT), Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), Colorado Division of Homeland Security& Emergency Management (DHSEM), Ute Mountain Ute Tribe (UMUT), City of Durango (COD). View here

Bonita Peak Mining District Sampling and Analysis Plan »


View a draft Bonita Peak Mining District Sampling and Analysis Plan for an extensive amount of water quality sampling this summer by EPA – here

Temporary Treatment Plant at Gladstone data »


For data showing the effectiveness of the temporary treatment plant at Gladstone click here

Summary of Superfund Resources Available to Communities »


View information about EPA’s Community Advisory Groups and Technical Assistance Grants here

MSI Porphyry Gulch 2015 Benthic Macroinvertebrate Report »


The Animas River Stakeholders Group contracted with Mountain Studies Institute to conduct benthic macroinvertrebrate surveys of Porphyry Gulch in conjunction with remediation work at the Bullion King Mine. View the results of the surveys here

Summary of Mine Reclamation Projects in the Upper Animas River Basin »


Summary of Mine Reclamation Projects in the Upper Animas River Basin (Updated 11/2/2015) download the pdf Project Sponsor Project Site Name Location Type of Remediation Project Timeframe Funding (+in-kind match) Improvements (actual or anticipated) SunnysideGold Corp. Lead Carbonate Millsite Gladstone on bank of S. Fork of Cement Creek Removal of 27,000 yards of tailings from streambank Completed 1991 SGC: $163,000 Reduce loading of metals and erosion transport of tailings SunnysideGold Corp. Mayflower Mill – Tailings Ponds #1, #2 and #3 […]

Timeline for Reducing Metal Loading in Upper Animas River Basin »


DRAFT ARSG Timeline for Reducing Metal Loading in Upper Animas River Basin 9/15/14 Below is a realistic timeline for addressing the major, mining-related metal loading issues in the Upper Animas Basin. The Animas River Stakeholders Group (ARSG) believes it is unlikely that this timeline will become condensed (i.e. shorter), and it is quite possible the timeline could be extended. There are a number of factors (legal, financial, and regulatory) that may affect the timing of certain actions below which are […]