It appears drought restrictions may not be necessary this year, according to Denver Water — despite water becoming a scarcity in the states to the west. Although the annual watering rules will still be in place.
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.
A massive burn project is underway near Winter Park as the U.S. Forest Service is trying to prevent wildfires, and the project could also be good news for Denver Water customers.
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.
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.
Water commissioners across Colorado have put the state into a Stage One Drought Condition. Because of our dry winter and spring, Denver Water is asking customers to conserve.
Hikers, bikers and fishermen will have to wait even longer to enjoy a popular recreation area.
A once popular canyon for Denver area outdoor recreation may remain closed well beyond the day it’s due to reopen.