Spring runoff spills through the Morrow Point Dam Monday afternoon. The dam is a 468-foot-tall concrete double-arch dam on the Gunnison River located in the National Park Service-operated Curecanti National Recreation Area. (William Woody, Special to The Colorado Sun)

Colorado’s snowy winter and wet spring were a boon to the state’s reservoirs. These satellite photos show it.

At the start of August, Colorado reservoirs were at 80% their capacity. A year ago, their fill ratio was just 60%.

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