LARIMER COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – Thanks to the April snow storms Northern Colorado will not have to worry about water restrictions.

In Larimer County mountain snow has boosted snowpack to 120 percent of normal. That means Horsetooth Reservoir is full, which will give the area an ample water supply through 2014.

Saving water now does no good since cities that pull from Horsetooth can only bank a limited amount of water from year to year.

“By no means are we advocating wasteful use of water by going off restrictions. Our customers have done a very good job over the years with water conservation and we want to continue that,” said Donnie Dustin, Fort Collins Water Resource Manager.

Denver Water says its reservoirs are still well below average despite the wet spring, so water restrictions will remain for now.


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