July 18, 2013
Anglers and tubers happily coexisted this summer in the Yampa River near Steamboat Springs. The city's Parks and Recreation Commission on Wednesday night supported renewing the licenses of six new commercial river outfitters.
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Last summer, the city's 12 commercial river outfitters sent 18,779 tubers, 376 anglers, 374 stand-up paddleboarders, 659 kayakers and 743 rafters and canoeists to the Yampa.
On Tuesday morning, the Upper Yampa Water Conservancy District began releasing water leased by the Colorado Water Trust into the Yampa River to help bolster flows.
The Yampa River will get another significant boost this summer when 4,000 acre-feet of water leased by the Colorado Water Trust once again starts to flow out of Stagecoach Reservoir.