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A Tale of Two Flakes

Denver Water gets 80 percent of its water from mountain snow, but not all snow is created equal. Juicy flakes may wreak havoc on your commute, but they’re great for our water supply.

Juicy and fluffy snowflakes: pros and cons

Why we love juicy snowflakes

Ten inches of wet, juicy snow can yield up to 2 inches of moisture. Ten inches of dry, fluffy snow yields about half that.

Denver Water tracks the amount — and type — of snow that falls. This helps us know how much water we’ll have for the coming year.

Learn more on TAP.