Water managers are taking the next steps in formulating a statewide water plan, following a meeting where representatives from Colorado's eight water basins met and presented drafts of their individual plans.
There have been longstanding tensions between the state's Western side and the Front Range over water transfers, and those differences came through in some of the presentations.
Although Dillon Reservoir is still frozen and snow covered, marina officials in Frisco are optimistic that things will be a lot rosier than the last few years.
Plentiful mountain snowpack means little to no mandatory watering restrictions across Northern Colorado and Denver for the 2014 summer.
Nowhere is the annual balancing act between municipal water needs and recreational water needs more evident than the small mountain town of Frisco.
Late spring snow and healthy snowpack in Northern Colorado is moving the city of Fort Collins to lift its watering restrictions.