Yampa River cleanup tomorrow

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From the Steamboat Pilot & Today (Tom Ross):

The semi-annual scavenger hunt known as Yampa River Cleanup Day, from 10 a.m. 2 p.m. Friday, promises to round up the last layer of litter left behind by people recreating on and along the Yampa River during the summer. The Yampa through downtown Steamboat Springs is flowing at its lowest level of the season — 90 cubic feet per second — and low flows expose nearly all of the remaining refuse. Cleanup organizer Peter Van De Carr says to expect the unexpected Friday. “It kind of falls into a couple categories, there’s the stuff that river runners bring along — sunglasses and Coors beer cans, and flip-flops, and there’s industrial stuff like auto parts left from the old Detroit rip-rap (car bodies used in misguided erosion control efforts). We even find gardening tools — rakes and shovels.”

More Yampa River Basin coverage here and here.

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