Yampa River Could Supply Water to Front Range

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The Yampa, in northwestern Colorado, is one of the state's last free-flowing rivers, but some state officials see it as an untapped resource. A new report from the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District suggests it could be pumped and piped to supply the Front Range. But some locals worry that diverting the river will change their way of life. Ryan Warner talks to Carl Brouwer, a project manager with the conservancy district; rancher Jim Stanko, who lives near Steamboat Springs; and Peter Van De Carr, director of the environmental and recreational group Friends of the Yampa.