Strontia Dam is spilling

We’re off to see the wizard, the Water Wizard of Oz

Mile High Water Talk

Strontia Springs Reservoir started spilling on May 2. Between 1,200 and 1,700 cubic feet per second has been flowing out of the spillway since that time. Strontia Springs Reservoir started spilling on May 2. Between 1,200 and 1,700 cubic feet per second has been flowing out of the spillway since that time.

We’re off to see the wizard, the Water Wizard of Oz

Pulling back the curtain on how we move Denver’s water

By Travis Thompson

In middle school, I wrote a paper on the symbolism of “The Wizard of Oz.” Dorothy represented American values, the Tin Man was a metaphor for industrial workers and Oz signified the American dream.

Today, I think of that classic film in more local terms. Colorado, with all its beauty and majesty, is the wonderful Land of Oz, threatened only by our own Wicked Witch of the West: drought.

We all know it takes a bucket of water to stop the witch, but those buckets aren’t filled and poured without some helping hands. Enter the man behind the curtain, or…

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Weekly Climate, Water and #Drought Assessment of the Upper #ColoradoRiver Basin

Upper Colorado River Basin month to date precipitation May 1 thru May 10, 2015
Upper Colorado River Basin month to date precipitation May 1 thru May 10, 2015

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