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Yampa River closed again in Steamboat Springs, Colorado
10/10/2018 6:15:24 PM

Relief, Response & Restrictions
Tourism & Recreation
Water Supply & Quality
Routt County, CO
Steamboat Springs, CO

Start Date: 8/31/2018 -  
The Yampa River through Steamboat Springs was closed by Colorado Park and Wildlife to commercial and public activity, due to low water flows. Commercial tubing companies were ordered to suspend operations. Public river users, too, including tubers, swimmers and anglers, were asked to observe the voluntary closure and stay out of the water. the flow of the river was 66 cubic feet per second, in comparison with a typical flow of more than 100 cfs, according to Steamboat Springs Parks and Recreation. The closure was expected to remain in effect for some time. Colorado Public Radio (Centennial, Colo.), Aug. 31, 2018