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Colorado’s Yampa River Gets a Lift for Second Consecutive Summer

Once again, an innovative water management tool is coming to the aid of the Yampa River, a beautiful headwater tributary in the Colorado River Basin that flows through western Colorado ranch country and the tourist town of Steamboat Springs. Last week, the Upper Yampa Water Conservancy District signed an agreement with the Colorado Water Trust…

How the Yampa River, and its Dependents, Survived the Drought of 2012

As this year’s drought deepened and spread across the United States, many cities and farms took steps to cope.  Bans on landscape irrigation conserved municipal supplies.  Farmers pumped more groundwater for their crops to make up for the lack of rain. But what’s a river to do? Most rivers are last in line for help…