Denver Water says Lake Dillon is about 82 percent of capacity and down 16 feet.
It’s going to be a long summer watching the water for businesses that depend on healthy river flows in Colorado. A lack of snow over the winter will mean lower than normal river levels.
Denver Water is increasing releases from Dillon Reservoir so the dam can hold more water, but the move also could boost the Blue River above flood stage for a few weeks.
High waters have prompted the closure of parts of Blue River in Summit County.
Water managers are trying to stay ahead of possible flooding in the high country over the next few weeks. Denver Water is releasing water from Dillon Reservoir.
More permanent security measures are planned at Dillon Reservoir. Guard shacks with reinforced drop-down gates will be installed on both sides of the Dillon Dam Road.
The marina at Dillon Reservoir is getting a $2 million makeover, but crews have to move fast, before too much snow melts.
All the snow in the high country has been great for the ski resorts, but already some are already raising concerns about the spring runoff.