A series of storms in the Colorado high county over the last few weeks dumped several feet of snow in the Upper Colorado River Basin.  It’s still early in the water year and it will take consistent snowstorms to make any sort of dent in the drought that is ravaging the Southwest.  But right now, statewide snowpack is 126% above average.  Ski resorts, winter sports enthusiasts, and water managers are surely cautiously optimistic.