Part of Animas River west bank to undergo stabilization process

by Garrett AndrewsHerald Staff Writer

"We're losing that riverbank," said former president of the Five Rivers Chapter of Trout Unlimited Ty Churchwell. "Eventually it will eat its way through Roosa Avenue."

He said that part of the problem is the unstoppable force of nature, the other is human. River users who utilize the free parking along Roosa Avenue often don't walk to a trail to get to the river but forge their own through the native vegetation.

The repair measures have been designed to withstand a 50-year flood, and should be around "for decades," said Churchwell.