Status of Arizona surface water supplies: January 2017

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

2017 2016 2015 2014 2013
COLORADO RIVER SYSTEM
Lake Powell (% full) 48 48 47 43 52
Lake Mead (% full) 39 39 41 47 52
Total Colorado System (% full) 49 50 50 49 56
Elevation (Lake Mead; ft msl) 1,081 1,081 1,088 1,107 1,120
First Shortage Declaration Elevation (ft msl) 1,075 1,075 1,075 1,075 1,075
Elevation (Lake Powell; ft msl) 3,599 3,600 3,597 3,585 3,610
Upper Basin Water Year Precipitation to Date (% of average) 122 104 92 96 79
Upper Basin Current Snowpack (% of average) 142 107 101 101 88
SALT / VERDE RIVER SYSTEM
Salt River Reservoirs (% full) 51 52 51 55 51
Verde River Reservoirs (% full) 59 42 39 50 35
Total Salt / Verde System (% full) 52 51 49 55 49
Salt/Verde Water Year Precipitation to Date (% of average) 133 121 65 80 82
Salt/Verde Current Snowpack Level (% of average) 81 90 56 94 163
CAP STORAGE
Lake Pleasant (% full) 80 77 78 69 63
Roosevelt Lake Exchange Storage (AF) <200* 16,000 31,000 31,000 55,000

*Approximate exchange volume remaining as of December 1, 2016

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