Recent Rains Boost Rivers to Flows Normally Seen in Spring

Sep 24, 2013

The Crystal River near Redstone on Monday was flowing at 343% of average. The Roaring Fork River in Aspen was flowing 200% of average on Monday.
The Crystal River near Redstone on Monday was flowing at 343% of average. The Roaring Fork River in Aspen was flowing 200% of average on Monday.
Credit Sarah Johnson/Roaring Fork Conservancy

The beginning of this week has brought an unusual amount of moisture to the Roaring Fork Valley. Mountains were dusted with snow and rains lifted river levels to flows usually seen in the Spring. Sarah Johnson with the Roaring Fork Conservancy says flows on rivers like the Crystal are dramatically higher than they were this time last year. Aspen Public Radio's Marci Krivonen spoke with her on Monday.