The Grand Junction Sentinel reports that the water outlook for the southern portion of Colorado has deteriorated, due to a dry April and an early snowmelt. Northern basins, including the South Platte and the Yampa, are faring better although they are still below average.
Statewide snowpack was 80% of average, but southern basins are much lower. Snowpack in the Upper Rio Grande was just 25% of normal as of late last week. Read more on this story here.