Snowpack prognosis positive
So we got hammered with snow.The northern Colo. drainages were at near average snowpack before the blizzard and the so. Colo. basins were at 80/90%. Obviously this is good ,especially since it is semi late for melting off before temperatures are suitable for boating much.Combine this with reservoirs being full from last year( I assume) and we should have a decent long season.I saw the news claiming Steamboat had their best snow in 20 years,Telluride got 22", Boulder 25", Loveland and WinterPark tons,etc.We got apx14" in East Denver,super heavy wet sttuff too.
So enough for the weather report,I guess what I want to know is about local predictions for the season everywhere regionally.Front Range,Dolores,and Northern New Mexico,interest me the most.The complicated plumbing of the South Platte releases still bewilders me.If res's are full but east plains has ample water for farmers then they still have to release to accommodate incoming water ,right? If they don' t need the water early then we get flows from Robert's to fullfill our allotment late ,correct or no?I am hoping for good flows on the South Platte play runs early( last year was a bit much) and North Fork late...prognosis negative or positive?