Denver Water customers can water a little more this summer thanks to a wet spring and reduced water use in the Denver metro area.
It’s the largest reservoir serving Denver Water, but a major project planned for Lake Dillon could be stopped because of all the snowmelt gushing into the lake right now.
The wet spring in Colorado could spell relief for more than a million homeowners who rely on Denver Water.
Thanks to the recent storms Colorado’s snowpack is looking much better. Less than a month ago the statewide average was 79 percent of where it should be. Now it’s at 92 percent of normal.
Relentless snow this month means Denver Water will no longer close Antero Reservoir in Park County.
As of Tuesday, Denver has picked up about 20 inches of snow for the month of April. In an average April, Denver normally picks up about 6.5 inches of snow.
With snow piling up in the high country and along the Front Range, Colorado’s snowpack is also growing.
Tough watering restrictions will remain in place this summer for Denver Water customers despite this week’s snowstorms.
Back-to-back, drought-plagued winters have prompted Colorado water users and providers to prepare for another dry year.
Climatologists at Colorado State University want some help in tracking what promises to be another dry summer.