The spring storm moving slowly across Colorado is expected to dump more than 2 feet of snow in parts the mountains by the end of Friday, making avalanche conditions dangerous.
Authorities in Summit County are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing man.
More than 20 people on board a dozen boats that capsized on Dillon Reservoir Thursday evening escaped serious injury.
Water isn’t the only thing flowing in Colorado right now — all the melting means more cash flow for one Colorado industry.
The mountain snow is melting and it looks like Colorado’s white winter in the high country will bring good news for residents along the Front Range.
It’s one of Denver’s most vital natural resources: Dillon Reservoir is the largest source of water that’s eventually pumped into the metro area. And it turns 50 this year.
Some mountain towns are touted for their luxury accommodations, fine dining or arts scene. Some are known as the place to go for spas, hiking or biking. Others, golf or world-class fishing.
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 water is down considerably after two years of dry weather. It’s still down about 28 feet but Bob Evans, manager at the marina, says the level is rising quickly.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says five western Colorado reservoirs won’t be releasing water to help endangered fish this spring due to dry conditions.