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Summer Water Outlook May Be Improving, Dolores Water Conservancy District Says

Austin Cope
This photo, taken on Wednesday, shows full snow coverage in the San Juan Mountains. Most of the water that fills McPhee Reservoir comes from snowmelt.

The long period of warm, dry weather this winter could finally be coming to an end. KSJD's Austin Cope spoke with Mike Preston, General Manager of the Dolores Water Conservancy District, about the most recent snow readings for the San Juan Mountains, as well as the outlook for water in the summer of 2018 and beyond. Click below to listen.

Austin Cope is a former Morning Edition host for KSJD and now produces work on a freelance basis for the station. He grew up in Cortez and hosted a show on KSJD when he was 10 years old. After graduating from Montezuma-Cortez High School in 2010, he lived in Belgium, Ohio, Spain, northern Wyoming, and Himachal Pradesh, India before returning to the Cortez area. He has a degree in Politics from Oberlin College in Ohio.
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