Snowpack in the mountains that feeds the Colorado River is slightly above the long-term average, welcome news in the drought-stricken Southwest.
But experts say it's too early to predict how deep
April is the key time for predicting how much water will flow into into the lake from the snow melting in the Rocky Mountains. The bulk of the snow has fallen by then, and the runoff has begun.
On Tuesday, the snowpack was 104 percent of normal in the Upper Colorado River Basin. That includes the western half of Colorado, the eastern half of Utah and smaller portions of Wyoming, New Mexico and Arizona.