The Terrace Reservoir in the San Luis Valley provides irrigation water for farms downstream. It had a 200 acre-foot restriction imposed by the state because of an aging spillway.
Credit Maeve Conran / KGNU
All around Colorado, new collaborations are emerging around water storage and water use. Partnerships with reservoirs are turning out to be key in terms of environmental stewardship, river protection, and healthy communities that rely on water.
This week we’ve been reporting on March’s record hot, dry weather – and now we’ve learned the state’s snowpack declined by as much as 30% last month. Perhaps a more alarming figure is the fact that 98% of the state is currently in some level of drought.