Superfund Site: CENTRAL CITY, CLEAR CREEK
IDAHO SPRINGS, CO

Superfund Site Profile

SITE BACKGROUND

The Central City, Clear Creek site consists of a 400-square-mile watershed extending from the Continental Divide east to near Golden, Colorado. The site is located in Gilpin and Clear Creek counties. The site consists of multiple mine waste piles, tailings impoundments, draining mine adits and impacted groundwater resources. Historic mining and milling activities resulted in the watershed becoming contaminated with heavy metals. Cleanup is ongoing.