Yampa River reached 4,820 cfs Tuesday night
June 8, 2011
Steamboat Springs — The Yampa River reached its Tuesday peak at 8:45 p.m. when its flow rose to 4,820 cubic feet per second at the Fifth Street Bridge in downtown Steamboat Springs.
The Yampa retreated briefly before returning to 4,820 cfs at 10:45 p.m., but it had dropped to 4,750 cfs by midnight and retreated into the 4,600 cfs range in the wee hours of Wednesday morning.
The Yampa had dropped back to 4,280 cfs at 6:30 a.m. today and rose to 4,400 cfs at 8:30 a.m. The river was at a gage height of 6.78 feet at 8:30 a.m. today.
The record high flow at Fifth Street for June 8 is 4,860 cfs recorded in 1957.
The Elk River west of Steamboat was flowing at 7,820 cfs at 8:30 a.m. and was at a flood stage of 8 feet.
A flood warning for the Elk River at Routt County Road 42 remains in effect until Friday. However, the National Weather Service warns that creeks and rivers throughout the county are still capable of coming over their banks and causing localized flooding.
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The National Weather Service also warns bikers, hikers, campers and others to keep away from swollen creeks and rivers.
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