Status of Arizona surface water supplies: August 2015

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

2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
COLORADO RIVER SYSTEM
Lake Powell (% full)  53 52 46 60 76
Lake Mead (% full)  38 38 47 51 47
Total Colorado System (% full)  52 51 51 59 66
Elevation (Lake Mead; feet msl)  1078 1,080 1,105 1,116 1,106
First Shortage Declaration Elevation (Lake Mead; feet msl) 1,075 1,075 1,075 1,075 1,075
Elevation (Lake Powell; feet msl)  3,612 3,608 3,595 3,628 3,660
Upper Basin Water Year Precipitation to Date (% of average)  94 99 80 74 127
Upper Basin Current Snowpack (% of average)  N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
SALT / VERDE RIVER SYSTEM
Salt River Reservoirs (% full)  52 49 55 59 82
Verde River Reservoirs (% full)  52 44 62 28 32
Total Salt / Verde System (% full)  52 49 56 55 76
Salt/Verde Water Year Precipitation to Date (% of average)  93 65 96 78 73
Salt/Verde Current Snowpack Level (% of average)  N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
CAP STORAGE
Lake Pleasant (% full)  65 58 52 58 64
Roosevelt Lake Exchange Storage (AF)* 31,000 31,000 55,000 66,671 66,671

*Approximate exchange volume remaining as of December 1, 2014

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