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Colorado Animas River

Characteristics updated 3 months ago
Flow updated 31 minutes ago
Available Segments 2

River Characteristics

It seems like the Animas river has recovered from the 2015 Gold King Mine wastewater spill. This is great news. Both upper (Silverton) and lower is one of the most beautiful rivers in Colorado. Good fishing can be found all throughout town and slightly below. The upper Animas contains several areas that were once considered "gold medal" waters, since the Gold King spill, we're not sure if it has reclaimed its status. This is a work in progress.
 In-town fishing seems to slow down around the lunch hour. :) 
Natural Flow / Un-dammed / Freestone
High Mountains
⋅ Mar 27, 2022
Spring runoff
· So So Wadable
Conditions vary… spring run-off
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Current Flow

Animas River - Colorado
Gage Station Temp
(ft ³/s)
(ft ³/s)
animas river at silverton, co. 57 134 53.7
animas river below silverton, co 57 263 126
animas river at tall timber resort above tacoma,co 57 548 234
animas river at durango, co 62 669 303
animas river blw durango pump plant nr durango, co 62 677 318
animas river near cedar hill, nm 69 687 399
* Mean data is from Thursday -- September 29, 2022
** Updated 31 minutes ago
*** streamflow is the volume of water flowing past a given point in the stream in a given period of time.(USGS)


* Based on YTD -- 2022
** Toggle legend names for an uncluttered view


* 1 segment listed for the Animas River
Name Fishy Updated
Durango BMX Track / Bike Path · Fishy 6 months ago


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Craig Hoffman
6 months ago
Beautiful day on the Animas. Just below town.

Known Fish

Known Fish of the Animas River
Type Species Up To
Trout Brown 12 in.
Trout Rainbow 12 in.
Trout Cutthroat 12 in.
* Fish likely to be found. Size is a approximation.