Precipitation/runoff news: Denver is doing well in April and May, so far

South Platte River Basin High/Low graph May 13, 2015 via the NRCS
South Platte River Basin High/Low graph May 13, 2015 via the NRCS

From The Denver Post:

The South Platte River at Cheesman Canyon was flowing at more than twice its normal median cubic feet per second. The South Platte River in Commerce City was flowing at 566 percent of its median cfs. Monument Creek in El Paso County was at 566 percent, and the Big Thompson River in Loveland was at 988 percent, according to the USGS.

Before Saturday, Denver has recorded more than twice its normal rainfall so far this month, with 2.63 inches of precipitation, when 0.99 is normal. The city’s weather station at Denver International Airport recorded rain on 12 of the first 15 days of the month. In April, the city received 2.65 inches of precipitation, which was nearly an inch above average for the month.

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