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Gretchen and Dave Ladley walk past sandbags on the Yampa River Core Trail on Friday. Sandbags line the trail near the Fish Creek Mobile Home Park as residents along the river brace for the arrival of warmer temperatures, and possible flooding.

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Warming expected to push Yampa River above its banks next week

A senior hydrologist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Salt Lake City said Friday that if forecasts of temperatures in the mid- to upper 70s come true next week, the Yampa River in Steamboat Springs is likely to reach flood stage the weekend of June 4.

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