Over the past few years, we've watched Lake Mead drop to dangerously low levels. Well, there's some hope for the health of Las Vegas' water supply in the year ahead.
As of Tuesday, the snowpack in the Upper Colorado River Basin is at 142-percent. That's up from 102-percent on December 27th and is thanks to several winter storms in the Rocky Mountains.
While that is a good trend, let's temper our excitement. Experts are being cautiously optimistic, saying good snowfall totals in early January won't be enough to override years of drought.
The conservation group Great Basin Water Network says Colorado River flows are expected to be at about 87-percent between now and April.