STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Colorado Parks and Wildlife is lifting the mandatory fishing closure on the sixth-tenth mile section of the Yampa River below the dam at Stagecoach State Park, effective immediately.

“Due to contracted water release agreements between the Colorado Water Trust and Upper Yampa Water Conservancy District, this stretch has seen increased stream flows,” aquatic biologist Bill Atkinson was quoted as saying in a news release. “That said, we will likely be enduring a hot, dry spell for the foreseeable future. We’ll keep on top of conditions and will advise the public if anything changes.”

Voluntary closures remain in effect on the river through Steamboat Springs between the Chuck Lewis State Wildlife Area and the west end of town…

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Steamboat Pilot & Today
Eleanor C. Hasenbeck
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