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Cement Creek Following Storm Event

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Cement Creek following storm event in July, 2004. Note the orange discoloration of the stream derived from weathering of bedrocks and from mined areas. This type of event happens frequently in the Animas Watershed near Silverton, Colorado. View is to the south, with Kendall Mountain in the distance. Illustrative of challenges in remediating an area that is already highly altered prior to mining.


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