Colorado Springs: Watering restrictions not likely this summer

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From the Colorado Springs Gazette (R. Scott Rappold): “Since snowpack and water storage are in good shape, Colorado Springs Utilities officials don’t anticipate mandatory water restrictions this summer. Water supply engineer Kevin Lusk told the Colorado Springs Utilities Board on Wednesday that reservoir storage is at 78 percent, well above the average for mid-March. Snowpack is at 102 percent of average in the Arkansas River basin, which supplies Utilities, down from 119 percent of average late last month. The one dry spot is Pikes Peak, source of about 20 percent of Colorado Springs’ water. Lusk said the north slope of the peak has received half the normal snow. Despite that, Pikes Peak reservoirs are 72 percent full, because Utilities moves water there from elsewhere in the water system.”

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