I think what's going on right now on the front range is there is a lot of low lying snowpack blowing its load. This is mainly leftovers from the big dumps we had in the foot hills this last winter. I remember snowshoing in golden gate state park at the begining of march and was surprised at how much snow base there was, even at only 9000 feet. There was a well packed 5-6 ft base almost everywhere. Thats probably what is melting now and all those dinky tributaries that never seem to flow (like ralston creek, north fork of clear creek) are cranking right now. So if you want to explore manky wierd shit on the front range, now's the time cause it will be gone in another week. Then we'll start really melting our snow up in the high country.
Hell yeah, high water. Bear creek might rise even more. I remember looking up at mount evans in denver on the weekend and thought it looked like shit-loads of snow still up there.