Below Average Colorado River Water Supply Expected In 2020 Despite High Snowpack

By Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger
Published: Thursday, January 9, 2020 - 1:07pm
Updated: Friday, January 10, 2020 - 9:19am

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An irrigation canal carries Colorado River
Luke Runyon/KUNC
An irrigation canal carries Colorado River water to cropfields in central Arizona.

This week, we got our first look at likely Colorado River levels for the year — and the outlook could be better. The Colorado Basin River Forecast Center expects water supplies to be below average in 2020 despite a high snowpack.

Luke Runyon with KUNC in Colorado joined The Show to explain why.

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