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Colt Call, 4, runs Friday through a shallow area of the Yampa River off Pebble Beach. The section is one of the slower parts of the river, though as of Friday, the U.S. Geological Survey recorded the discharge level at 3,290 cubic feet per second near Craig. The average for the area is 589 cubic feet per second.

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Yampa River water levels decrease from early summer

Still, experts caution river users about above average levels

The rush of the Yampa River may be significantly less than it was two months ago, but the discharge can hardly be called low. Yampa River State Park Manager Ron DellaCroce said water levels in the river have “dropped substantially” from where they were in mid-May. However, the water is still surging at an above average rate.


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