LA PLATA COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – The Colorado Parks and Wildlife released new video of the runoff from the recent storms near Durango in La Plata County.
The video shows dark brown water in the Animas River created from ash and debris from the 416 Fire which started at the beginning on June.READ MORE: Some RMNP Trails May Not Open For Full Year Inside Burn Zones Of State's Two Largest Wildfires
The debris and warmer water temperatures are also causing fish to die.
Seventy degree water can kill some species of Colorado fish.
Wildlife officials are asking anglers to fish early in the day in the Animas River while fish are struggling to survive in the warm, ash-thickened water.READ MORE: COVID In Colorado: Governor's Office Lifts Face Mask Mandate For Those Who Are Vaccinated
Mud flows are likely to last for months.
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