Snowpack benefits river; Lake Powell to have balanced releases

A monthly study released April 15 by the Bureau of Reclamation indicates this winter’s plentiful snowpack will benefit the Colorado River Basin through increased runoff to crucial reservoirs. With the improved hydrology, Lake Powell’s operation for water year 2019 will shift to a balancing release of up to 9.0 million acre-feet, according to a press release from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.