Dry April leads to reduced stream flow and snow in Colorado

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DENVER (The Denver Post) — One of Colorado’s driest Aprils has led to diminished mountain stream flow and snow at 76% of the normal amount for this time of year.

The Denver Post reports the latest federal surveys indicate the paltry snowpack and lack of rain over the past month resulted in lagging water flows in the state’s major river basins. Federal monitoring shows more than half of Colorado facing drought. Snowpack along headwaters of the South Platte River that feeds northeastern Colorado remained around normal Friday, while snow measured 87% along the Colorado River, a crucial water source for 40 million people.

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