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KZMU News: Thursday September 5, 2019

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It’s tough to find a river in the West that still behaves – like a western river. One that rises and falls with the rush of melting snow. Most of the region’s major streams are controlled by dams. That makes the relatively free-flowing Yampa River in northwestern Colorado unique. As Luke Runyon reports, the people who depend on it are wondering how best to protect the river as the West’s water grows more scarce.

[Photo: Rafters float past Steamboat Rock at the confluence of the Yampa and Green Rivers in Dinosaur National Monument. Luke Runyon/KUNC]

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