Precipitation (runoff) news

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From the Loveland Reporter-Herald (Pamel Dickman):

National Weather Service spotter Chris Knoetgen has recorded 9.94 inches of precipitation at his Loveland home so far this year — only 1.51 inches less than he recorded in all of 2008. At the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District’s Loveland station, 7 inches have fallen so far — half of the average for the year…

On Tuesday, Boyd Lake was 53.2 feet at its deepest — 3.6 feet away from being full — and still filling, said Ron Brinkman, general manager of the Greeley-Loveland Irrigation Co. His company manages the water in Boyd and Lake Loveland, which also is within inches of being full…

As of Wednesday, Carter had reached 92 percent of capacity, and Horsetooth was sitting at 83 percent, higher than in recent years, according to [Brian Werner, spokesman for the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District]. The high levels are mostly because of rains, and there is still plenty of snow in the mountains to melt and run down the rivers, Werner pointed out.

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