Floods churn Dolores into Sea of mud

Native fish survey canceled after mud kills fish

A capture net is hauled through the muddy Dolores River by a crew of environmental studies students from Western State Colorado University. The native fish survey earlier this month was canceled after flash floods made survey conditions extremely difficult.



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A capture net is hauled through the muddy Dolores River by a crew of environmental studies students from Western State Colorado University. The native fish survey earlier this month was canceled after flash floods made survey conditions extremely difficult.

SLICKROCK — A series of flash floods starting Aug. 21 on the lower Dolores River raised river levels an estimated 4,000 percent and churned a normally placid river into a sea of mud,…




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