DENVER (CBS4) – It’s almost too much of a good thing this season with so much water along the Front Range that some reservoirs are setting new records.

As of 6:16 am Wednesday the latest reading at Chatfield Reservoir was 5,447.74 feet.

That’s 0.14 feet higher than the historic crest set on May 25, 1980.

(credit: NWS)

(credit: NWS)

The rising waters are a result of heavy spring rainfall combined with the melting of an above-average snowpack in the South Platte River Basin.

There is some good news with a dry stretch of weather in the extended forecast but it will come at a price.

Hot temperatures will also move in with afternoon highs running several degrees above normal statewide through the weekend.

Warm weather in the mountains will accelerate the melting of remaining snow and that’ll keep plenty of water flowing into area reservoirs.

Water being released from Strontia Springs Reservoir after heavy spring rainfall and runoff from melting snow in the mountains. (credit: CBS)

Water being released from Strontia Springs Reservoir after heavy spring rainfall and runoff from melting snow in the mountains. (credit: CBS)

Click here to see the latest reservoir levels at Chatfield Dam.

Meteorologist Chris Spears writes about stories related to weather and climate in Colorado. Check out his bio or follow him on Twitter @ChrisCBS4.