Current CO Snowpack

Currently Colorado’s snowpack in the mountains is at or above normal for all of our major river basins except the upper Rio Grande.  This is good news because residents along the Front Range receive most of their water from  reservoirs that hold the runoff from these major river systems.  So far this winter precipitation has been below normal for most locations on the eastern plains which means we will certainly need the water later this spring and summer.  The highest snowpack compared to normal is in the north and northwestern parts of the state with lower totals in southern and southwestern Colorado.  Here is how our major drainage basins are doing currently:

Yampa and White Rivers – 124% of normal

North Platte – 131%

South Platte – 122%

Colorado – 128%

Gunnison – 119%

Arkansas – 103%

San Miguel, Dolores, Animas and San Juan – 98%

Upper Rio Grande – 85%

Statewide – 115%

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