Alamosa River Corridor 15 years after remediation began at Summitville mine, The
This study determined the heavy metal concentrations in water, sediment, and tree core samples of Alamosa River during the 2009 runoff season. This was done in order to determine if the ecosystems health has improved since remediation began in 1992. This study found out that the majority of the heavy metal contamination is not coming from the volcanic geology. Summitville Mine still remains as the major contamination source for most of the heavy metals contamination in the Alamosa River ecosystem.