Below average snowpack, above average reservoir storage in Colorado

April 16, 2015

Some parts of Colorado are seeing snow Thursday. But so far this month, little has fallen in one-third of Colorado's river basins. 

Statewide, snowpack is at 65 percent. Taryn Finnessey of the Colorado Water Conservation Board says that below-average snowpack is a concern, but reservoir storage levels are well above average.

“I would say that everyone is cautiously optimistic. It really does make a big difference when we have full reservoirs,” Fennisey said.

Snowpack levels in the Colorado River basin are at about 60 percent of average. The river feeds water to about 40 million people in seven western states including California. 

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