According to the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS), 44% of the state is currently experiencing some level of drought with 30% in a Moderate Drought. The map featured above shows the drought conditions on April 25.
Currently, as of 12:00 a.m. on May 3, snowpack statewide is 132 percent of median.
As of May 1, cumulative precipitation in the Colorado River watershed was tracking at 92% of average and the South Platte River watershed was tracking at 77% of average. Snowpack in the Colorado River is tracking at 96% of normal and is tracking at 71% of normal in the South Platte River watershed.
Denver Water’s supply reservoir contents as of May 1 are represented in the table below.
|Reservoir||Percent Full: Current||Percent Full: Historical Median|