Comparing Colorado Snowpack – 2009 vs 2011

I managed to take a picture of the Taylor Reservoir this June in almost the same place as when I took a picture in June 2009. Both pictures were taken while riding on bicycle tours, but the results are very different.

In 2009, the picture was taken in late June, after a winter of relatively little snow. This year, the picture was taken in mid June, after a winter of very heavy snow and a long, cool spring.

It is also clear from the pictures just how low the reservoir level was this year compared to the past.

Taylor Reservoir in June, 2009
Taylor Reservoir in June, 2009

Taylor Reservoir in June, 2011
Taylor Reservoir in June, 2011

Clouds make for more awesome pictures.