Status of Arizona surface water supplies: April 2016

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The following table summarizes the status of Arizona’s key surface water supplies for the month of April.

2016 2015 2014 2013 2012
COLORADO RIVER SYSTEM
Lake Powell (% full) 45 45 39 48 63
Lake Mead (% full) 38 40 46 52 56
Total Colorado System (% full) 48 48 47 53 64
Elevation (Lake Mead; feet msl) 1080 1,084 1,102 1,119 1,130
First Shortage Declaration Elevation (Lake Mead; feet msl) 1,075 1,075 1,075 1,075 1,075
Elevation (Lake Powell; feet msl) 3,591 3,591 3,575 3,599 3,635
Upper Basin Water Year Precipitation to Date (% of average) 94 75 101 74 82
Upper Basin Current Snowpack (% of average) 95 61 112 73 65
SALT / VERDE RIVER SYSTEM
Salt River Reservoirs (% full) 60 57 58 60 72
Verde River Reservoirs (% full) 43 63 49 78 28
Total Salt / Verde System (% full) 58 58 57 63 66
Salt/Verde Water Year Precipitation to Date (% of average) 81 74 52 83 77
Salt/Verde Current Snowpack Level (% of average) N/A 61 N/A  20 21
CAP STORAGE
Lake Pleasant (% full) 90 92 83 83 93
Roosevelt Lake Exchange Storage (AF)* 16,000 31,000 31,000 55,000 66,6071

*Approximate exchange volume remaining as of November 1, 2015

Data compiled from Central Arizona Water Conservation District, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, and Salt River Project