Health of Eagle River in question in Vail Valley
Vail, CO Colorado
VAIL, Colorado” The number of brown trout in the Eagle River in Avon has dropped since 2005 and the health of a once badly polluted stretch near Minturn in Colorado’s Vail Valley is again in question.
“The Eagle River may be a reflection of the national economy, a time for troubled waters,” said Dr. John Woodling, who has spent many years studying the river.
Woodling will talk about the changes to the river at the next Waterwise Wednesday session at 5 p.m., Wednesday at the Avon library.
More than $60 million has been spent cleaning the river upstream of Minturn since 1985 and brown trout populations had rebounded. Colorado’s Water Quality Control Commission adopted new metal standards for the river.