Status of Arizona surface water supplies: December 2015

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

2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
COLORADO RIVER SYSTEM
Lake Powell (% full) 51 49 44 54 68
Lake Mead (% full) 38 39 47 51 54
Total Colorado System (% full) 50 50 50 56 65
Elevation (Lake Mead; feet msl) 1078 1,084 1,107 1,117 1,127
First Shortage Declaration Elevation (Lake Mead; feet msl) 1,075 1,075 1,075 1,075 1,075
Elevation (Lake Powell; feet msl) 3,605 3,602 3,588 3,615 3,645
Upper Basin Water Year Precipitation to Date (% of average) 98 83 114 63 104
Upper Basin Current Snowpack (% of average) 95 95 136 61 82
SALT / VERDE RIVER SYSTEM
Salt River Reservoirs (% full) 51 50 55 52 70
Verde River Reservoirs (% full) 43 39 50 32 28
Total Salt / Verde System (% full) 50 49 54 49 65
Salt/Verde Water Year Precipitation to Date (% of average) 160 40 112 47 105
Salt/Verde Current Snowpack Level (% of average) 102 21 0  25 128
CAP STORAGE
Lake Pleasant (% full)69 69 69 63 55 58
Roosevelt Lake Exchange Storage (AF)* 16,000 31,000 31,000 55,000 66,671

*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