DENVER (CBS4) – With more rain in the forecast Denver Water says they’re monitoring water levels, but they’re actually in a good spot.
Reservoir levels are at 93 percent, about 10 percent higher than usual this time of year. The high levels will come in handy next month and in July when homeowners start using their sprinklers more.READ MORE: Gun Recovered From Aurora Shooting Scene Which Left 5 Young People Injured
Denver Water says because of the high levels of rain they have had to create some room in several reservoirs so they’ve allowed some to spill over. That allows them to keep some space for any additional spring runoff.
Denver Water spokesman Travis Thompson says they’re expecting quite a few benefits from all the rainfall.READ MORE: Opponents Of Plan To Ban Flavored Tobacco Sales In Denver Say It Would Hurt Businesses
“It’s always good to fill up our reservoirs and what it really does is it gives us more flexibility and more opportunities for some other things, and this year we’ll see some great opportunities to provide additional flushing flows into the rivers and streams below our reservoirs to really help out those fish habitats,” Thompson said. “We’ll also see a great kayaking and rafting season, so great year to be kayaker or rafter in Colorado.”MORE NEWS: Broncos Injury Update: Coach Vic Fangio Says Teddy Bridgewater Is Doing Better
Denver Water says they’ll continue to monitor water levels, but as long as the rain is spread out over time they should be in good shape.