Even after a rush of snow and rain, the thirsty Colorado River Basin is “not out of the woods yet”

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Morrow Point Dam stands upstream of the Gunnison River. Morrow Point Dam was completed in 1971, the first large double-curvature, thin-arch dam built in the United States. Morrow Point Dam was created as part of the Colorado River Storage Project as a way to manage and control the Colorado River, of which the Gunnison River is the 5th largest tributary. through. (Dean Krakel, Special to The Colorado Sun)

It will take as many as 13 water years exactly like this one to erase the impacts of long-term drought in the West, Colorado River District engineers say

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