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Coyote Gulch

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Click on the thumbnail graphic to see the August month to date precipitation map for the Upper Colorado River Basin from the Colorado Climate Center. Click here to read the current assessment. Click here to go to the webpage.

More Colorado River Basin coverage here.

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Summit County Citizens Voice

Bipartisan push could speed remediation projects

By Summit Voice

FRISCO — A few months after the EPA unveiled new regulatory guidance for abandoned mine remediation, a bipartisan pair of Colorado lawmakers launched a new push to speed cleanups.

The new law proposed by Senator Mark Udall and Congressman Scott Tipton would give Good Samaritan groups additional binding legal safeguards they need to remediate the sites and clean up tainted streams. There are more than 7,000 abandoned hard rock mine sites located in Colorado and thousands more throughout the West.

“Runoff from abandoned mines throughout Colorado and the West threaten our water quality, wildlife and local economies. This common-sense, bipartisan legislation will further unleash so-called Good Samaritan groups and allow them to help address this problem,” Udall said.

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