Status of Arizona surface water supplies: February 2016

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

2016 2015 2014 2013 2012
COLORADO RIVER SYSTEM
Lake Powell (% full) 47 46 40 50 64
Lake Mead (% full) 40 41 48 53 58
Total Colorado System (% full) 49 49 49 55 64
Elevation (Lake Mead; feet msl) 1084 1,089 1,108 1,122 1,134
First Shortage Declaration Elevation (Lake Mead; feet msl) 1,075 1,075 1,075 1,075 1,075
Elevation (Lake Powell; feet msl) 3,597 3,594 3,578 3,604 3,637
Upper Basin Water Year Precipitation to Date (% of average) 106 80 96 73 85
Upper Basin Current Snowpack (% of average) 110 85 100 78 72
SALT / VERDE RIVER SYSTEM
Salt River Reservoirs (% full) 55 53 56 54 72
Verde River Reservoirs (% full) 51 41 50 58 26
Total Salt / Verde System (% full) 54 52 56 54 66
Salt/Verde Water Year Precipitation to Date (% of average) 118 78 56 89 89
Salt/Verde Current Snowpack Level (% of average) 113 46 38  84 92
CAP STORAGE
Lake Pleasant (% full) 88 90 73 64 82
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