Water Storage Characteristics of Colorado’s
Major River Basins
Joe Stibrich and Blaine Dwyer
Colorado water users rely on water storage to capture spring and
monsoon runoff for later beneficial use and seasonal water demands.
A review of selected past (1977) and current (2000-2003) drought
impacts on storage observed by spring, summer and fall measurements
will be presented for all seven major river basins. Carry-over storage
will be evaluated versus time for different geographies and water
user segments in Colorado.
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