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Snowmelt Leads To Flooding In Steamboat Springs

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Rocky Mountain Remedies co-owner Kevin Fisher moves a pump that he was using Thursday to pump flood water from around the building that houses one of his business’s operations on 13th Street. (credit: Steamboat Pilot)

Rocky Mountain Remedies co-owner Kevin Fisher moves a pump that he was using Thursday to pump flood water from around the building that houses one of his business’s operations on 13th Street. (credit: Steamboat Pilot)

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4) – This year many mountain towns received record snow. That’s good news for people who rely on the mountains for drinking water, but all the snow can cause problems if it melts too quickly.

Spring storms and snowmelt led to flooding in downtown Steamboat Springs. The streets were flooded and people had to pump water from downtown businesses.

The Steamboat area saw record snow this year. Sandbags were lined up along store fronts on Saturday.

Rivers and creeks are out of their banks and sewers and drains are overwhelmed.

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