STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A warm March in Routt County has led to record-setting flows through the Elk River.

The Craig Daily Press reports ( ) that flows in the Elk River hit a 24-hour peak of 1,050 cubic feet per second early on Monday, nearly doubling the previous record for the date, 524 cubic feet per second in 2007.

Similarly, the Yampa River was flowing through downtown Steamboat Springs at a rate of 408 cubic feet per second, well above the median of 150 cubic feet per second.

High flows in the Elk River have been driven by snow melting under bright skies and daytime temperatures in the 60s.


Information from: Craig Daily Press,