03/21/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Colorado Snowpack Deficiencies Could Lead To Severe Droughts In Summer

GLENWOOD SPRINGS - A Colorado River expert is warning that there may be serious water shortages here and further west next summer, if the Colorado high country does not receive some serious snowfall before the spring runoff.

"We're running way behind in snow pack" said Dave Merritt, a board member of the Colorado River Water Conservation District.

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