Status of Arizona surface water supplies: January 2016

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

2016 2015 2014 2013 2012
COLORADO RIVER SYSTEM
Lake Powell (% full) 48 47 43 52 66
Lake Mead (% full) 39 41 47 52 57
Total Colorado System (% full) 50 50 49 56 65
Elevation (Lake Mead; feet msl) 1081 1,088 1,107 1,120 1,133
First Shortage Declaration Elevation (Lake Mead; feet msl) 1,075 1,075 1,075 1,075 1,075
Elevation (Lake Powell; feet msl) 3,600 3,597 3,585 3,610 3,640
Upper Basin Water Year Precipitation to Date (% of average) 104 92 96 79 82
Upper Basin Current Snowpack (% of average) 107 101 101 88 65
SALT / VERDE RIVER SYSTEM
Salt River Reservoirs (% full) 52 51 55 51 71
Verde River Reservoirs (% full) 42 39 50 35 29
Total Salt / Verde System (% full) 51 49 55 49 66
Salt/Verde Water Year Precipitation to Date (% of average) 121 65 80 82 108
Salt/Verde Current Snowpack Level (% of average) 90 56 94  163 133
CAP STORAGE
Lake Pleasant (% full) 77 78 69 63 68
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