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First ever call on Yampa River in northwest Colorado
10/12/2018 5:53:48 PM

Relief, Response & Restrictions
Water Supply & Quality
Moffat County, CO
Routt County, CO

Start Date: 8/22/2018 - End Date: 10/5/2018
The first ever call on the Yampa River ended the first week of October as demand and evaporative and transpiration losses abated. The river’s call originally occurred on Aug. 22, with water rights since 1951 being ordered to end diversions until senior water rights holders had been satisfied. The call was delayed until Sept. 4 to see if water releases improved river flows at Dinosaur National Monument. Mountain Town News (Arvada, Colo.), Oct. 10, 2018