USGS Water-Quality Data and Activities for the 2015 Gold King Mine Release
Map and Related Geospatial Resources
USGS Interactive map of current and past water-quality sampling sites and real-time streamgages in the San Juan River watershed including Cement Creek and Animas River
The USGS has created an interactive map of current and past water-quality sampling sites and real-time streamgages in the San Juan River watershed including Cement Creek and Animas River to provide the public and Federal, State, local, and Tribal governments with easy access to USGS data in the area of the August 2015 Gold King Mine release. The map includes water-quality sampling data from the USGS Gold King Mine Release Database. The additional geospatial data displayed on the map are publicly available through other USGS web sites, including The National Map and the National Water Information System (NWIS), but are consolidated on the map to help users find and use them.
USGS Professional Paper 1651: Integrated Investigations of Environmental Effects of Historical Mining in the Animas River Watershed
During the USGS Animas River watershed Abandoned Mine Lands Initiative between 1996 and 2001, scientists produced and compiled many layers of spatial digital data to support the multiple objectives of the Animas River watershed project. Learn more about the 1996-2001 study, published in 2007.