"I just have to make sure people can get in and out," Frais said.
Unlike the series of storms that have brought big snow to Front Range cities in Colorado, Frais says places like Summit County have been missing out.
"It's been snowy, they have been getting hit hard," Frais said.
It is an observation not lost on state water commissioners like Scott Hummer.
"It's not looking to good," Hummer said about the snowpack levels in Colorado's high country.
According to data coming in from snow sites around Colorado, much of state is recording below average snowpack for this time of year.
Statewide, the snowpack is about 12 percent below average, but in places where snowpack becomes water for reservoirs and rivers it is lower.
The Upper Colorado River Basin has a snowpack now at 22 percent below normal, while basins to the north are lower.
"If you look around the Granby area, for example, they are in the 70 percent to 75 percent of normal category," Hummer said.
The good news is that as far as reservoirs go, statewide they are about 5 percent above average for the amount of water being held in them.
Still, they may not get much water this spring, given in many basins with below average snowpack, it would take monumental amounts of snowfall just to reach average.
"Here in the Upper Colorado River Basin to date, as of March 25, we need almost four times the average amount of precipitation just to reach average, pretty much an impossibility to come up with 400 percent of average in the next few weeks," Hummer said.
That means Frais will not have long before the snow stops falling and he can at the very least stop riding the bobcat, and get on something more geared for the summer.
"Oh yes, summer is always the best time of the year for me. I have been a bike rider for four years and it's just nice getting out in the sun," Frais said.
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