Author: Kelsey Peterson
A popular hang out place for Colorado State University students, Horsetooth Reservoir has been experiencing abnormally low water levels due to the current drought conditions and the low snow pack at the beginning of the year. Recreation has already been closed once at the end of August and is in danger of being closed for a second time this summer. Many CSU students, including Junior Jack Wheeler, rely on Horsetooth as an essential escape from the chaos of school. The low water levels are greatly affecting business as well. Two Horsetooth boat inspectors describe the drastic decrease in recreation within the last two years that they’ve worked there. Unless drought conditions change, it is uncertain how long Horsetooth will remain open.