Thanks to snowmelt, Colorado’s reservoirs are mostly full again
Credit: CHRIS BIANCHI, Denver Post
The drought is gone, Colorado’s soil mostly remains wet, and now, the state’s reservoirs are filling back up.
According to the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) official survey, Colorado’s reservoirs are officially above-average levels, largely thanks to melted snow from a significantly above-average winter. As of the end of June, the NRCS statewide statistic placed reservoirs at 105 percent of average. That’s the first time statewide reservoir storage has been above average since May of 2018, according to NRCS data.
At the same time last year, Colorado’s reservoirs were only at 92 percent of average.
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