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The Yampa River overflows from this vantage point on U.S. Highway 40 east of Craig.

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Yampa River station recording highest flows since 1984

Jason Back, head professional at Yampa Valley Golf Course in Craig, said there were more water hazards on his golf course than usual Wednesday. “Hole number two has a lake on it,” Back said. The golf course is one example of flooding in the region from the Yampa River. Michael Lewis, associate director of hydrologic data at the U.S. Geological Survey's Colorado Water Science Center in Lakewood, said the flows on the Yampa River are historic.


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