I’m grateful for snowmelt filling the reservoir, pouring down from the West Elk Mountains on an exceptionally warm day.

I had to run to the post office this morning so I came home the long way around the reservoir to see what was happening, and was excited to see water rushing in through the lowest culvert, coming down from the Saddle Mountain area. Clear Fork and Iron Creek inlets were trickles compared with this, but they’ll be flowing strong soon. I’m grateful to live near Crawford State Park, where this water disbursed through the growing season also serves as year-round wildlife habitat and human recreation.

Saddle Mountain, one of the sources of snowmelt filling the reservoir today.

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