From The Durango Herald (Jonathan Romeo) via The Cortez Journal:
A U.S. Geological Survey river gauge in Farmington that recorded the Animas River flowing at nearly non-existent levels was the result of human error, the scientific agency said Friday.
Fletcher Brinkerhoff, a supervisory hydrologic technician for the USGS in Albuquerque, said the reading of 0 cubic feet per second at the gauge was the result of incorrect information entered into the USGS’s database.
The Durango Herald reported about record-low reading in a Page 1A story Friday.
Still, water levels the past few weeks have been incredibly low, Brinkerhoff said, hovering around 5 cfs.