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Water restrictions to be announced soon in Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs residents won’t be able to water their lawns as often as usual this summer due to the drier than normal spring.

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Yampa River in Steamboat Springs likely to have sub-par summer flows

Hydrologists are predicting that flows in the Yampa River, which runs through the heart of downtown Steamboat Springs, will trend below average through mid-summer.

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Abundant snowpack doesn't always fill area reservoirs

Ample runoff? Time will tell

The amount of water currently stored in two critical reservoirs on the upper Yampa River south of Steamboat Springs appears better than average, but water managers here aren’t taking anything for granted.

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Hell’s Half Mile on the Green River devilish in 2017?

The rapid on the Green river in Lodore Canyon known as Hell’s Half Mile, guarded by Lucifer’s Rock, will likely be energized during the 2017 floating season.

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Steamboat residents rally on behalf of South Dakota's Standing Rock Reservation

Answering the call of the drum

Tears well up in the eyes of Steamboat Springs resident Trizanne Rowley when she describes the strong pull she has felt this autumn to return to South Dakota and the banks of the Missouri River to answer the call of the drum.

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Community Agriculture Alliance: Keeping the Yampa local

The American West has been defined by water, and as our population grows, the dialog will be more accurately defined by its limits.

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Community Agriculture Alliance: How diversion of water affects value

You may have heard some discussion lately about the phrase, “use it or lose it,” first, about how it is a guiding principle when using water under Colorado’s prior appropriation system, then, more recently, about how it can be a misleading cliché.

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Colorado Water Trust praises local agencies for leadership, buys water to boost Yampa River

Water Trust acquires water to keep Yampa healthy into October

The Colorado Water Trust has joined the city of Steamboat Springs, Upper Yampa Water Conservancy District and the Catamount Metropolitan District in ongoing efforts to boost Yampa River flows deeper into autumn.

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City officials discuss potential water needs for westward expansion

The Steamboat Springs City Council on Tuesday night got a crash course on the city’s water infrastructure and how much money it might take to water a westward expansion.

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Community Agriculture Alliance: Fluid discussions at a round table

Water in the West has been a complicated subject for hundreds of years. Every year, a different amount of snowmelt flows downstream from the high country, where most of the water in the Southwest originates.

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Colorado may need to put $100 million aside annually to do more with the same amount of water

Now that Colorado has its new statewide water plan in place, it’s time to think about where the state will get billions of dollars to close the water supply gap and support another estimated 5 million residents by 2050.

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Chairman of Colorado's inter-basin water committee booked to speak in Steamboat April 25

Governor's top water advisor on his way to Northwest Colorado

As a cattle rancher and dryland wheat farmer in Southeastern Colorado, Governor Hickenlooper’s chief water advisor, John Stulp, is apt to recognize this spring as a season of promise in the Yampa Valley.

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City: Water issue posed no immediate health risk

The city of Steamboat Springs was notifying its water customers this week that a problem with the drinking water at the Steamboat Springs Airport did not pose an immediate health risk.

Community Ag Alliance: Which way will the water flow?

Living at the headwaters of the Yampa River and many of her tributaries makes it easy for us to take water for granted. We turn on the faucets, and water flows out. We open our headgates, and water rushes through. We put our boats into the rapids, and water takes us downstream. We toss a line into a high mountain lake, and a fish attaches itself to the hook.

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Snow water stored on Rabbit Ears Pass is 135 percent of median for Feb. 1

Steamboat skiers and snowboarders prefer their champagne dry, but the relatively wet snow that buried the slopes over the weekend put a big boost into the snowpack on nearby Rabbit Ears Pass