Status of Arizona surface water supplies: January 2022

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

2021 2021 2020 2019 2018
COLORADO RIVER SYSTEM
Lake Powell (% full) 27 41 51 41 57
Lake Mead (% full) 34 40 42 39 40
Total Colorado System (% full) 37 46 52 45 54
Elevation (Lake Mead; ft msl) 1,067 1,085 1,092 1,082 1,085
DCP “Tier Zero” Declaration Elevation (ft msl) 1,090 1,090 1,090 NA NA
First Shortage Declaration Elevation (ft msl) 1,075 1,075 1,075 1,075 1,075
Elevation (Lake Powell; ft msl) 3,536 3,580 3,607 3,580 3,621
Upper Basin Water Year Precipitation to Date (% of average) 132 61 90 95 59
Upper Basin Current Snowpack (% of average) 133 70 115 87 63
SALT / VERDE RIVER SYSTEM
Salt River Reservoirs (% full) 75 83 77 50 64
Verde River Reservoirs (% full) 42 32 60 30 40
Total Salt / Verde System (% full) 71 77 74 47 61
Salt/Verde Water Year Precipitation to Date (% of average) 103 29 122 95 12
Salt/Verde Current Snowpack Level (% of average) 118 9 138 79 12
CAP STORAGE
Lake Pleasant (% full) 74 81 87 75 78

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