Streamflow summer forecast around Colorado is looking solid
Credit: Scott N. Miller, Aspen Times
EAGLE COUNTY — What a difference a year makes.
Warm weather and scant snowfall in 2018 put local streamflows at near-record lows by mid-summer. Streamflows this year are also running well below average, but for a very different reason — cool weather is holding back a lot of snowmelt.
At the Eagle River Water & Sanitation District’s May 20 State of the River gathering, participants heard a presentation from Karl Wetlaufer, a hydrologist and assistant supervisor with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service.
Wetlaufer talked about state and regional snowpack and provided some streamflow forecasts. The news was good on both topics.
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