By all accounts – July 2018 inside Eagle County, Colorado – has been Hot, Dry and at times very Smokey.
What you might not know – is that our summer heating/snowmelt is running about 3 weeks “ahead” of the Summer of 2015. Granted, the Gore Range had more snow to melt from the Winter of 2015 vis-à-vis – Winter 2018.
ECT’s Indicator? The Gore Range east of Vail – as seen from the bike trail along the Vail Golf Course.
Below – from August 16th 2015
Also of Note is the low flow rate in Gore Creek – now – July 29th 2018. The Trout don’t do as well with a lower flow rate – because the water temp – tends to increase above what the fish thrive in…Meanwhile, Vail’s Water Treatment Plant (operated by the Water District) along the Gore Creek in Vail is a “fresh water only” treatment Plant. Vail’s Waste Water is sent down to the ERWSD Plants in Avon and Edwards.