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The Bauman family floats down the Yampa River on Tuesday during a Bucking Rainbow Outfitters rafting trip.

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Tubing season approaches in Steamboat

Yampa River still flowing too fast for safe floating

Tuesday afternoon, the river was running at about 1,000 cubic feet per second, only half the flow measured a week earlier. By Sunday, forecasters say, the river could hit the ideal “safe” flow for tubing of 700 cfs.

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