Snowpack/drought/runoff news: No watering restrictions in Fort Collins this summer

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Click on the thumbnail graphics for the current Colorado statewide snowpack graph from the Natural Resources Conservation Service along with the Little Dry Creek and 64th avenue (Adams County) 7 Day Hyteograph from the Urban Drainage and Flood Control District. We saw some beautiful rain in the Metropolitan Denver area over the weekend.

From the Fort Collins Coloradoan (Kevin Duggan):

Supplies are strong enough that [Fort Collins] likely will be able to “carry over” up to 8,000 acre feet of water in local reservoirs for next year’s use…

Fort Collins’ main water sources are the Poudre River, where the city holds senior water rights, and Horsetooth Reservoir through the Colorado-Big Thompson system administered by the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District…

The city has a policy for imposing watering restrictions based on conditions and supplies. Mandatory restrictions are not likely to be needed even if exceptionally dry conditions persist, [Donnie Dustin, the city’s water resources manager] said in an interview.

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