USGS Water-Quality Data and Activities for the 2015 Gold King Mine Release
Satellite imagery of the Gold King Mine area is available from the USGS. The imagery includes both pre- and post-event data. The pre-event imagery starts around June 1, 2015. The post-event imagery continues to be collected. All data are being made available on the USGS Hazards Data Distribution System (HDDS). To register on the system and request access to the licensed imagery, use these instructions:
Satellite imagery includes the general area downstream from the Gold King Mine to the San Juan Arm of Lake Powell, indicated here in red. Image basemap credit: Google
Please note: while it is possible to search for data on http://hddsexplorer.usgs.gov by event (201508_Spill_CO) without logging in, the search results only include up to 100 responsive items. To see the complete collection of publicly available data, users must register and log in.
The imagery focuses on the area around and downstream from the Gold King Mine, including:
Imagery below is being obtained from the following sources:
For a complete explanation of the data types, refer to the Earth Resources Observation Center's satellite imagery descriptions.
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Examples of Imagery Available
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