Monday November 21, 2022


About 60% percent of the Colorado River starts as snow in Colorado.

That’s a water lifeline for more than 40 million people from Wyoming to Mexico.

This year’s snowpack is off to a good start, but the basin would need years of back-to-back wet conditions to help erase drought.

“We’ve had a few rough years,” Becky Bolinger, Colorado’s assistant state climatologist, said. “And so to get to get us back into a more comfortable spot, we really need above average peak and a nice, slow, sustained melting season in the spring.”

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