For weeks, rivers across Colorado have been fiercely flowing, officials warn that water levels in some locations are exceptionally dangerous. This year, Colorado witnessed an unprecedented snowpack, with some regions exceeding 150%. Despite experiencing an ongoing drought, the abundance of water this year has surpassed expectations.

Photo from U.S. Bureau of Reclamation

Lake Powell, currently at 39% capacity, is experiencing a daily one-foot rise as water from the western slope and the Colorado River flows towards it. Lakes and Reservoirs in the Colorado high country are reaching capacity and filling up fast, many have had to release an exceptional amount of water.

Photo Captured by Patricia Henschen

If you are from Colorado, be sure to stop by your local fly shop for river conditions and updates. To look at updated river flows check out USGS.

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