KUSA - Rain described as "unprecedented" by Denver Water has filled area reservoirs to levels well above the average for this time of year.
Water levels in the reservoirs that serve Denver Water customers are up almost 20 percent from this time last year.
"The amount of rain and increase in reservoir storage was unprecedented for September. Typically, this time of year our overall reservoir storage is continuing to drop as irrigation season comes to an end," Denver Water spokesperson Stacy Chesney said.
System-wide current storage levels are at 97 percent of capacity. The average water storage for this time of the year is 85 percent.
The most recent Drought Monitor data indicate that the Front Range is no longer experiencing drought conditions, but parts of southeastern Colorado are still enduring extreme drought.
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