This report summarizes the results of monitoring conducted by the Kootenay Region, Environmental Quality Section to evaluate impacts from the Continental Mine. This historic lead / silver mine, located in northern Idaho, operated until the 1940s. Tailings from the mine were deposited into Blue Joe Creek, causing extensive metals contamination of the water and sediments within Blue Joe Creek, which flows to the transboundary systems of Boundary Creek and the Kootenay River.
Keywords: environmental quality, continental mine, water contamination, mine, Kootenay Region, Continental Mine, lead, silver, tailings, metal contamination, Blue Joe Creek, Boundary Creek, Kootenay River
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