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.
It’s not a surprise that Denver Water officially approved mandatory watering restrictions during its meeting on Wednesday. The water board had been hinting at the move for a few weeks.
Colorado’s largest water utility is poised to declare a Stage 2 drought, meaning mandatory watering restrictions would kick in Monday.
Up to 16 inches of snow fell in some parts of the Denver metro area over the weekend. With temperatures staying below freezing for a few days side streets could stay icy for a while.
This May the Antero Reservoir will be drained to save water supply because of the drought.