Mineral Creek Watershed in Southwestern Colorado

Mineral Creek watershed in southwestern Colorado has natural and mining-related sources of contamination

Detailed Description

Mineral Creek watershed in southwestern Colorado has natural and mining-related sources of contamination. In the background of this photo is a large naturally occurring seep that discharges acidic, metal-rich water to a tributary of Mineral Creek. Natural sources of contamination like this one make it difficult to determine appropriate water-quality standards for cleanup actions.

Details

Image Dimensions: 3648 x 2736

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Location Taken: US

Credits

U.S. Geological Survey