DENVER (CBS4)– The reservoirs across Colorado are looking good in September despite the drier-than-average August across the state. The drainage basins are at an average of 115 percent for the state.
The South Platte Basin which feeds into the Denver metro area is at 117 percent of average. That puts the water level at Standley Lake at 103 percent. That lake provides drinking water for Westminster, Thornton and Northglenn.READ MORE: Owner Confirms Ice Castles Won't Be In Colorado's High Country This Winter
In the southeast part of the state, the Arkansas Basin is at 145 percent.READ MORE: 'This Is A Wakeup Call': Colorado Governor Says State Is Running Low On ICU Beds Due To COVID Cases
Out west, every basin except for the Upper Rio Grande Basin is measuring at least 100 percent capacity. The Upper Rio Grande is at 92 percent.MORE NEWS: State Senator Calls for Audit After Out-Of-State Company Gets Big Colorado Construction Projects
The basin levels are good news considering that Colorado experienced a drier-than-average August with one-half inch less rain than normal.