According to the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS), 14% of the state is currently experiencing some level of drought with 13% in the Moderate Drought category, and 15.4% of Colorado is Abnormally Dry. The map featured above shows the drought conditions on August 29.
As of August 28, cumulative precipitation in the Colorado River watershed was tracking at 100% of average and the South Platte River watershed was tracking at 93% of average.
Denver Water’s supply reservoir contents as of May 30 are represented in the table below.
|Reservoir||Percent Full: Current||Percent Full: Historical Median|
The district will continue to work with Denver Water on monitoring the watersheds and will provide updates to our customers through our website and social media channels.