Apr 4, 2012 6:18 PM by Lacey Steele

Recent snow will not help drought

Many areas have experienced quite a bit of snow recently, and it still isn't enough to get us out of this drought.

Pueblo's water supply mainly comes from the Arkansas and Upper Colorado River basins.

Both of those are about 50 percent below average for this time of year when it comes to snow pack.

In Pueblo those with the Board of Water Works say they have enough water in reserve to make up for this year's dry weather.

"At this point, we're not anticipating having to do any mandatory restrictions in Pueblo," said Paul Fanning of the Board of Water Works in Pueblo. "As I say, we really want people to use water wisely, but we don't think we're going to have to have any mandatory restrictions."

When it comes to precipitation so far this year, Pueblo is half an inch below average and Colorado Springs is one and a quarter inches below average.

Both of those cities had more precipitation at this time last year.


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