Bare Colorado can threaten drought

Despite the fact that the Front Range in Colorado got a decent amount of snow at the end of this winter, the amount of precipitation is still too small compared to the norm, and approximately 52%.

Such indicators fully meet the situation in March 2012, which was exceptionally dry and snow-free. This did not happen in 2002, a year of severe drought in the western U.S..

As of April 1, 2012 fullness watershed staff was above average, which is 108% of normal for this time of year. Despite these high numbers, said the water level can not last all year, as the rivers and lakes of nowhere will draw additional moisture reserves in view of the fact that the snow in Colorado is extremely poor. This can lead to dry summer and autumn, and will require economical relationship to the natural water resources of the people, if only in the late spring weather will present another surprise in the form of precipitation tardy.

Still, experts hope that Colorado will be able to cope with the possible lack of water, using water reservoirs, rivers and lakes, which are currently filled to the maximum.


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