Horsetooth could drop another 15 feet by the end of the month, according to Brian Werner with Northern Water Conservancy District.
Much of the water is being routed to help farmers irrigate.
The only problem, for Glen Werth of Inlet Bay Marina, is that the water levels are two months ahead of schedule. He and employees are working 18-hour days in a desperate attempt to remove boats in the marina and to save the docks from hitting mud.
"We're in frantic mode; there's no question about that," Werth said. "It's desperate."
The docks are a huge concern.
"Once they hit the ground too hard, you can't move them out any more," he said. "We really did not expect that we would be out of business the end of July this year."
Two-hundred boats have been removed so far, with 100 to go. Werth says business is down 65 percent over this time last year.
Werner with the Northern Water Conservancy District says the water level "isn't unusual" for a year like this one, with low snowpack to start the year and drought conditions.
He says Horsetooth levels dropped to a similar level about a decade ago, as well.
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