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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