Streamflow Conditions

Yampa Canyon is currently TOO LOW to be paddled and you could find yourself bottoming out on rocks. Paddlers are advised to exercise caution with streamflow levels at 149cfs, about -97% below the average runnable rate of 5000cfs. Streamflow levels and subsequent run conditions for Yampa Canyon are sourced from the USGS streamflow gage located at Yampa River At Deerlodge Park, Co.

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Weather Forecast

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Today, temperatures will be reaching 84, Sunny, with a high near 84. Breezy, with a southwest wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.

Tomorrow, Sunny, with a high near 79. West southwest wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Whitewater Rapids

Tepee Rapid
Class III- to III
Little Joe Rapid
Class II+
Five Springs Rapid
Class II+ to III
Big Joe Rapid
Class III to III+
Warm Springs Rapid
Class III to IV


River Run Ecology

Macroinvertebrate prevalance in the area
Midge Fly Midge Flies resemble mosquitos and are an important part of the aquatic ecosystem. They are eaten by many species of fish and other aquatic animals. They can be an indicator of water quality due to their ability to survive in almost anaerobic conditions.


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