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Because of the reservoir system that we have, they can control the flow rates. They keep them high during runoff.... you can keep track of them http://www.dwr.state.co.us/Hydrology/flow_search.asp

I heard today that Breckenridge has got over 350 inches of snow so far this year, so there will be a good runoff season this year hopefully we can fill some of those reservoirs out on the plains.
 

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They had the numbers for snowpack in the paper yesterday-the Rio Grande drainage is close to but slightly below normal, The Arkansas drainage is 108% of normal. The northern and western CO drainage/watersheds are well above normal. But, much of our snowpak comes in late winter/early spring so these numbers can change alot between now and April.
 
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