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NOAA Photo Library Image - r00bbm02

Blackbird Creek, at the mine site. This creek is devoid of life because of the high levels of copper leached from the mine. Contamination is from acid mine drainage containing high levels of copper.

Image ID: r00bbm02, NOAA's Restoration Center Collection
Location: Idaho, Cobalt and Forney Ranch, Lemhi County
Credit: NOAA Fisheries, NW region, Nick Iadanza

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