By Elizabeth Zach, RCAC staff writer

water dropRivers throughout Colorado, Utah and Wyoming are receiving abundant water from strong winter snowpack, easing drought fears but also pushing water over river banks.

Colorado received 134 percent of its normal snowfall last winter, and Utah received nearly 140 percent. Wyoming received 116 percent.

The water flowing into the Colorado River that fills the Lake Powell reservoir, is expected to rise 50 feet this year, Marlon Duke, a spokesman for the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, which manages Powell and dozens of other reservoirs, told the Associated Press. Lake Powell serves urban and rural residents in much of the American West.

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