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Mining Inventory and Source Identification

Sediment coring. Click for larger view.

Coming Soon

The Division of Water Quality (DWQ) is working with the University of Utah to conduct a mining inventory and source identification study in the San Juan River watershed. The primary objective of this study is to differentiate mining and non-mining sources of contaminants in the tributaries of the San Juan River while also using signatures of those contaminants to delineate sources in Lake Powell sediment. This is an ongoing project that began in 2017 and is estimated to be completed by 2020.