Reservoir levels in Southwest Colorado hit 16-year low

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Reservoir levels in Southwest Colorado hit 16-year low

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Narraguinnep Reservoir is down to the minimum pool, the lowest it has been in recent memory. Reservoirs across Southwest Colorado are suffering because of the weak winter snowpack and persistent drought.
Blue herons feed in the shallows of Narraguinnep Reservoir northwest of Dolores.
Narraguinnep Reservoir has been drawn down to its minimum pool level because of the low-water year.
McPhee Reservoir is nearing its inactive pool level, allowing the Dolores River to find its former channel.
The Dolores River was flowing at 182 cubic feet per second on Wednesday. The increase is because of a release from Groundhog Reservoir, not recent rain.
A dead crawfish and cracked earth on the nearly empty Narraguinnep Reservoir illustrate problems caused by the drought.

Reservoir levels in Southwest Colorado hit 16-year low

Narraguinnep Reservoir is down to the minimum pool, the lowest it has been in recent memory. Reservoirs across Southwest Colorado are suffering because of the weak winter snowpack and persistent drought.
Blue herons feed in the shallows of Narraguinnep Reservoir northwest of Dolores.
Narraguinnep Reservoir has been drawn down to its minimum pool level because of the low-water year.
McPhee Reservoir is nearing its inactive pool level, allowing the Dolores River to find its former channel.
The Dolores River was flowing at 182 cubic feet per second on Wednesday. The increase is because of a release from Groundhog Reservoir, not recent rain.
A dead crawfish and cracked earth on the nearly empty Narraguinnep Reservoir illustrate problems caused by the drought.
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