Tag Archives: Yampa River

Traffic Delays Expected During Steamboat Stormwater Project

City-of-SteamboatThe City of Steamboat will begin construction on a Stormwater Treatment Project at 5th and Yampa Streets starting today. Two-way traffic will be maintained Continue reading

C-DOT to Resurface Bridge in Phippsburg

C-DOTNext week, the Colorado Department of Transportation will start a bridge rehabilitation project on State Highway 131 over the Yampa River. The relatively short work zone is located Continue reading

Routt County High Water Plan Available Online

river floodingThe Routt County Office of Emergency Management is advising residents and businesses to prepare for high water this spring. Typically snowmelt and rainfall cause the Yampa River and its tributaries to swell close to or beyond flood Continue reading

CPW to Hold Open House on Elkhead

ELK-HEAD-MAIN-SIGNResidents of Craig and the surrounding areas will have the opportunity to discuss the Upper Colorado River Endangered Fish Recovery Program and Elkhead Reservoir fish management with several key partners during an open house next month. The open house format will allow program representatives to answer questions and provide information about the multi-faceted program and its goals of protecting four endangered native fish – the Colorado Continue reading

Conservation Project Completed on Routt County Property

BLMWestern Rivers Conservancy, the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service completed conservation of a historic property at the confluence of the Yampa River and Sarvis Creek yesterday. The project conserves outstanding fish and wildlife habitat and opens Continue reading

Moffat County Submits Public Comments on Two Issues

MC Commissioners-150The Moffat County Commissioners have signed off on public comments regarding two key issues in Northwest Colorado. Jeff Comstock from the county’s Natural Resources Department presented the commissioners first with comments regarding U.S. Fish and Wildlife’s proposal to list the Yellow Billed Cuckoo as a threatened species. Continue reading

CPW Says Meeting About Elkhead not Secret, Just Boring

ELK-HEAD-MAIN-SIGNColorado Parks and Wildlife is ensuring the public they will not hold secret meetings about the fate of Elkhead Reservoir. It was reported this week that a plan was being developed to drain Elkhead Reservoir and poison the water to prevent non-native fish, such as Small Mouth Bass and Northern Pike from entering the Yampa River. The idea would be to kill all the fish in the reservoir, and then restock it with non-natives that don’t threaten the Continue reading

Elkhead Reservoir Could be Drained and Poisoned

ELK-HEAD-MAIN-SIGNThe Moffat County Commissioners were told yesterday that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Colorado Parks and Wildlife want to talk with the Colorado River Water Conservation District about draining Elkhead Reservoir and poisoning the water to get rid of non-native fish species. The non-natives are escaping the reservoir into the Yampa River, and those fish are attacking and eating the native fish in the river. Avid fisherman Burt Continue reading

Flood Advisory Issued for Moffat County

FLOOD-WATER-300A flood advisory has been issued in Southern Moffat County through Tuesday.  The National Weather Service says rises in the Yampa River are due to heavy runoff of mountain snow melt as Continue reading

Elk River May Flood Overnight

FLOOD-WATER-300The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for the Elk River at Routt County Road 42. Recent rainfall and continuing snow melt may cause the Elk River to reach minor flood stage Continue reading

Steamboat Yampa River Trail Closures

river floodingThe City of Steamboat Springs Parks, Open Space and Recreational Services Department have closed sections of the Yampa River Core Trail and other local trails as high water rises this spring.  Continue reading