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Upcoming EventsFeb9Sat9:00 am 2019 Red Mountain Mining Distric... @ County Road 312019 Red Mountain Mining Distric... @ County Road 31Feb 9 @ 9:00 am – 1:30 pmA fun, guided tour to Yankee Girl Mine with the Uncompahgre Watershed Partnership and the Ouray County Historical Society Who can come: Everyone of all ages, as long as parents accompany children. Registration is required; releases … Continue reading →
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FEATURED: Cleaner watershed Projects divert heavy metal from Uncompahgre By Katharhynn Heidelberg, Montrose Daily Press Senior Writer, Oct. 22, 2015 Two abandoned mines in the Uncompahgre watershed are no longer leaking heavy metals into the waterways, after successful mediation projects. The Uncompahgre … Continue reading
Heavy Metal Pollution Diverted from Uncompahgre River By Tanya Ishikawa, UWP Communications Coordinator RIDGWAY-The Uncompahgre River should be running a little bit cleaner this fall after contaminated water flows from abandoned mines were remediated this summer. The Uncompahgre Watershed Partnership (UWP), … Continue reading
“The Gold King Mine spill is very unfortunate. But it is also bringing public awareness to the magnitude of water quality problems associated with abandoned mines in our region and highlights the need for more remediation,” said Przeszlowska. “The Uncompahgre River headwaters are defined by the same … Continue reading