Water release allows Yampa River to reopen to recreation, with restrictions

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STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — An 80-mile section of the Yampa River is getting a much-needed boost this week as water is released from Stagecoach Reservoir to meet the demands of the Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association’s Craig Station.

“During times of drought, it’s critical to have water storage in the Yampa River basin,” said Lee Boughey, senior manager of communications and public affairs at Tri-State. “Working with the Upper Yampa Water Conservancy District and the Colorado Water Trust, we can ensure our power generation continues while bolstering water flows and the health of the Yampa.”

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John Russell
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