dust storms http://aspenpublicradio.org en Forecast: Big Spring Melt Will Boost Area Rivers To Above-Average Levels http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/forecast-big-spring-melt-will-boost-area-rivers-above-average-levels <p></p><p>Spring runoff in the Roaring Fork Valley typically starts around this time, in early to mid-April. It peaks later in the spring. This year mountain snow is plentiful and once it melts, river flows are predicted to be higher than average. But, the timing of the melt is important. Aspen public Radio's Marci Krivonen spoke with Sarah Johnson, the Outreach Coordinator for the Roaring Fork Conservancy. She says the snowpack in the Roaring Fork watershed is well above average.</p><p></p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 14:47:18 +0000 Marci Krivonen 16487 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Forecast: Big Spring Melt Will Boost Area Rivers To Above-Average Levels