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High water in Routt County on June 3

Waters continued to rise Friday across Routt County, particularly in the Elk River in North Routt.

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The Elk River rose above its banks near Routt County Road 44 on Friday. Courtesy of Bob Struble

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The Elk River rose above its banks near Routt County Road 44 on Friday. Courtesy of Bob Struble

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The Elk River was rising on Friday. Courtesy of Bob Struble

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The Elk River was flooding Friday at the bridge on Routt County Road 42. Courtesy of Bob Struble

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The Elk River was rising Friday at Routt County Road 44. Courtesy of Bob Struble

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Waters were rising Friday at the confluence of the Elk and Yampa rivers west of Steamboat Springs near Milner. Courtesy of Cedar Beauregard

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Waters were rising Friday at the confluence of the Elk and Yampa rivers west of Steamboat Springs near Milner. Courtesy of Cedar Beauregard

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Waters were rising Friday at the confluence of the Elk and Yampa rivers west of Steamboat Springs near Milner. Courtesy of Cedar Beauregard

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Waters were rising Friday at the confluence of the Elk and Yampa rivers west of Steamboat Springs near Milner. Courtesy of Cedar Beauregard

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Waters were rising Friday at the confluence of the Elk and Yampa rivers west of Steamboat Springs near Milner. Courtesy of Cedar Beauregard

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Waters were rising Friday at the confluence of the Elk and Yampa rivers west of Steamboat Springs near Milner. Courtesy of Cedar Beauregard

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Waters were rising Friday at the confluence of the Elk and Yampa rivers west of Steamboat Springs near Milner. Courtesy of Cedar Beauregard

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The red barn behind the Brooklyn neighborhood and visible from U.S. Highway 40 along the Yampa was surrounded by water. Flooding is typical for this parcel of land during spring runoff. Photo by Matt Stensland

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Howelsen Tunnel under water Friday night. Photo by Matt Stensland

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Mitch Clark, standing in the water, and Clay Rogers (driving the skid steer) had to work in several inches of water Friday. The owners of Snow Country Nursery, off east U.S. Highway 40, were removing the trees for an installation job. The nursery has been flooded since Tuesday, and with warmer temperatures the water isn't expected to recede anytime soon. Photo by John F. Russell

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The water in the parking lot in front of the Steamboat Hotel has turned into a lake with the rising waters of the Yampa. Property owners in Steamboat Springs are bracing for more as the temperatures and the water continue to rise. Photo by John F. Russell

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One of Andy George's friends pulls away from the home he rents along with his wife and children at Saddle Mountain Ranch west of Steamboat Springs. George's daughter woke him up Friday morning to tell him she had water in her room. George called a few friends and had evacuated most of his possessions before noon. Photo by John F. Russell

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A duck sits on a landscaping rock that used to line a parking lot in front of the Steamboat Hotel east of Steamboat Springs Friday evening. The parking lot has been flooded since Tuesday. Photo by John F. Russell

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Floowaters stand behind the Steamboat Christian Center. Photo by Matt Stensland

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The tunnel that was passable Friday morning near Howelsen Hill was mostly full by late afternoon. Water is visible pouring in on the left-hand side. Courtesy of Carrie Requist

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