My Water Comes from the San Juan Mountains 

 - A Story Map - 


Click the image above to follow the path of snowflake from falling high in the San Juan Mountains, near Silverton, Colorado, along the Animas River, until it joins the San Juan River in New Mexico.  

Originally published as a children's book in 2009, by the San Juan Collaboratory, a partnership between MSI, Fort Lewis College, and the University of Colorado at Boulder. My Water Comes from the San Juan Mountains was adapted from an earlier book prepared through the Niwot Ridge Long Term Ecological Research project of Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research at the University of Colorado.

Funding for this StoryMap was made possible by the US Environmental Protection Agency's Animas River Public Engagement and Education Grant. The original book was supported by the K-12 Schoolyard Program of the Long Term Ecological Restoration Network of the National Science Foundation, University of Colorado at Boulder, Southerwestern Water Conservation District, and the Mountain Studies Institute. 

MSI wishes to acknowledge My Water's primary author, Tiffiany Fourment; illustrator, Dorthy Emerling; and contributing authors, Koren Nydick, Gary Gianniny, and Mary Ann Goff. Special acknowledgement to the local elementary school students, of Durango, Colorado, who contributed artwork for the book.