Yampa River Basin

February 18, 2008--Talk to address Yampa water use, recreation and environment (Steamboat Pilot)

As part of a non-consumptive water use assessment for the Yampa River, local water expert Kent Vertrees is leading an effort to define the river’s recreational and environmental

January 4, 2008--Weather baffles forecasters (Durango Herald)

The winter of 2007-08 is off to a puzzling start in the minds of Colorado weather experts. "It's definitely got some of us scratching our heads," said Mike Gillespie, the snow survey supervisor for the U.S.

December 28, 2007--Area snowpack is highest in state (Alamosa News)

Currently standing at well above average, snowpack in the Rio Grande Basin is higher than any other river basin in the state, Colorado Division of Water Resources Division III Assistant Division Engineer Craig Cotten said on Thursday.

February 6, 2007--Snow Depth Lags in Region (Durango Herald)

Southwest Colorado's water concerns will likely continue in 2007 as the area remains one of the the more snow- and water-challenged in the state at about 76 percent of average...The Yampa and White River basins are at 68 percent of average. The region currently is storing slightly less water than it did last year, putting reservoir storage at two-thirds of the historic average.

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