Colorado Runoff Likely to End Early

May 16, 2007 By: Marshall Cutchin

“‘There’s so little snow left up there that I expect runoff to drop off in the next week or so in rivers like the Yampa, White, Gunnison and San Juan, instead of continuing into June,’ [Natural Resources Conservation Service employee MIke] Gillespie said.” Ed Dentry reports that many Colorado rivers will be fishable again next week. In the Rocky Mountain News.
Dave Buchanan writes on the same topic for the Grand Junction Sentinel. “The Gunnison Basin and the Western Slope dropped most of its snow during an unseasonably warm March and April, and the latest snowpack report from the National Resources Conservation Service said the state’s snowpack average is 68 percent in the various river basins.”