- Associated Press - Saturday, May 7, 2016

DENVER (AP) - Water managers are pushing for conservation ahead of the dryness that can follow a wet El Nino winter.

The Denver Post reports (https://dpo.st/1WfqHPO) data from the Natural Resources Conservation Service shows April snowfall brought the Colorado snowpack to 110 percent above normal.

District manager Eric Kuhn said the state should prepare to transition out of what he called a time of plenty.

Water levels on Lake Mead and Lake Powell remain very low.

Kuhn is among water managers laying out conservation measures.

Less Arizona and Utah dust has blown onto Colorado’s snowpack so far. The highest point in the dust season is in April and May.

Denver Water spokeswoman Stacy Chesney says that with all other factors held constant, less dust can mean a slower and more predictable snowpack melt.


Information from: The Denver Post, https://www.denverpost.com

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