SUMMIT COUNTY — A few recent scenes from around the area in this unusually sunny December. Despite the lack of snow, Dillon Reservoir froze over pretty close to its average date. The planet may be heating up, but the date of the reservoir ice-over has held steady. On average, it freezes in the third week of December. Continue reading “Morning photo: Odd & ends”→
Cold-season operations vary depending on water, maintenance needs
By Bob Berwyn
SUMMIT COUNTY — During the summer, water watchers keep a close eye on Dillon Reservoir. The water level in the impoundment is critical to the area’s recreation economy and also to downstream fisheries.
But what happens during the cold winter season, when the reservoir rests under a layer of ice? Does the level go up or down? Is water being diverted to the Front Range from under the ice?