The western U.S. is experiencing another dry year, coupled with a series of dry years since 2000 that included the driest year of record in 2002. Current snowpack in southwestern Colorado is 38% of the median per the USDA/NRCS National Water and Climate Center (Apr 24, 2015 chart), with precipitation for southwest Colorado also showing below normal in the range of 53-64% (Apr 13, 2015 chart).
In a pro-active measure, the Town of Mountain Village has initiated a water conservation program effective May 1, 2015. Please refer to the Town’s website for the detailed water conservation program schedule [http://townofmountainvillage.com/index.aspx?NID=226].
For more information on Colorado’s Water Plan and Collaborating on Colorado’s Water Future, please visit https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cowaterplan
For information on the Southwest Basin, which includes the Telluride region, please visit https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cowaterplan/san-juan-and-dolores-river-basin