Steamboat briefs: Crosho Lake closed for dam repair for up to 8 weeks – Colorado News

Steamboat briefs: Crosho Lake closed for dam repair for up to 8 weeks – Colorado News

Both Crosho Lake and its adjacent dispersed campground in the Little Flat Tops Range in Routt National Forest is closed for dam repair.

Temporary closures are expected to be in effect at least eight weeks and could possibly last through the fall. Nearly a mile of nearby forest roads are also affected by the area closure.

The closures are necessary to repair the leaking valve and outlet pipe on the dam, which is located approximately 7 miles west of Yampa. A closure order to accommodate repair work is on the books through Dec. 1, however, it is not anticipated the work will take that long.

In addition to the lake and dispersed campground, nearby Forest Roads 930.2b, 930.2c and 930.2d are temporarily closed.

The contractor will be lowering the water level in the reservoir to gain access to the pipe, both on the reservoir side and dam side. Closure of the entire lake is due to low water levels and exposure of the lake bed, which could result in resource damage and public safety issues.

Heavy equipment will be staged and working in and around the dispersed campsites.

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Call the Yampa Ranger District at 970-638-4516 or visit for more information.

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