Water managers say slight reprieve from April storms not expected to last

Anglers and boaters dodged low-water conditions last summer at Blue Mesa Reservoir, as shown in this 2012 file photo. The April 15 inflow predictions for Blue Mesa say the reservoir, which was 41 feet below full as of Friday, might end up six feet lower than 2012, when it was 68 feet low.



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Anglers and boaters dodged low-water conditions last summer at Blue Mesa Reservoir, as shown in this 2012 file photo. The April 15 inflow predictions for Blue Mesa say the reservoir, which was 41 feet below full as of Friday, might end up six feet lower than 2012, when it was 68 feet low.

April showers and cooler temperatures brought sighs of relief to drought-stressed water managers, but don’t expect laughter to follow. Water supplies across the Gunnison Basin remain in…




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