#Snowpack news: Below average snowpack could impact #MesaCounty — KJCT8 #ColoradoRiver #COriver #aridification

Upper Colorado River Basin High/Low graph January 26, 2021 via the NRCS.

From KJCT8 (Stacy Rasmussen):

UTE Water and the Bureau of Land Management said that the lack of runoff from the snowpack could impact our community. Not only does it limit our supply of water but could also lead to increased fire risk.

According to UTE Water, last year was the fourth worst drought in Colorado’s history…

Ute Water is urging people to conserve water. “Right now, what we want from our customers is make voluntary cutbacks. Do what they can to conserve the water that they have right now,” said Andrea Lopez, External Affairs Manager, UTE Water.

Westwide SNOTEL basin-filled map January 27, 2021 via the NRCS.

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