Big weekend storm helps Colorado snowpack, but not enough to catch up

DENVER -- The Colorado mountains saw a big round of snow over the weekend, bringing more than 2 feet for many ski areas over the past three days.

This was enough snowfall to improve snowpack numbers, but not enough to catch up to the average.

As of today, Colorado is at 72 percent of average. On average, April 9 is the peak of the snowfall in the state. The state is 28 percent behind the average.

Unless there's a big system in the next few weeks, it is most likely downhill from here for the most part.

Colorado is still very far behind the average snowpack and is behind previous years.

The good news is that northern Colorado in the North Platte River Basin area is at 100 percent of average. The South Platte Basin falls close behind at 92 percent of average.

These areas have done significantly better in terms of snowfall than southern Colorado.

The driest basins are the San Miguel, Dolores, Animas and San Juan that are only at 42 percent of average. The Upper Rio Grande area is only at 43 percent of average.

The current reservoir storage is at 114 percent of average, meaning there is enough water supply heading into the growing season despite the snowpack being behind.

In the next 10 days, the mountains have a shot to see two more rounds of snow. One moves in on Friday and Saturday, and another on April 17.

They do not look as significant as what fell over the weekend.

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