Officials making plan to reduce San Juan river pollution
FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Officials are working on a plan to eliminate pollution in San Juan County rivers after a study found they contain significant levels of bacteria indicating the presence of human feces.
The Daily Times reports (http://bit.ly/1FV4FV7 ) that a two-year study released in late February showed bacteria associated with human and animal waste in the San Juan and Animas rivers. It found that human feces polluted the rivers most.
The San Juan Watershed Group and the San Juan Soil and Water Conservation District to present the study and hold three public outreach meetings. The last meeting was Monday.
The groups are now working to complete a Lower Animas Watershed Base Plan by the fall. San Juan water district natural resource specialist Melissa May says the plan is required to get EPA funding.
Information from: The Daily Times, http://www.daily-times.com