Status of Arizona surface water supplies: March 2016

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

2016 2015 2014 2013 2012
COLORADO RIVER SYSTEM
Lake Powell (% full) 46 45 39 49 64
Lake Mead (% full) 40 41 48 53 57
Total Colorado System (% full) 49 49 48 55 64
Elevation (Lake Mead; feet msl) 1084 1,089 1,108 1,122 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) 3,594 3,592 3,576 3,602 3,635
Upper Basin Water Year Precipitation to Date (% of average) 94 81 106 76 86
Upper Basin Current Snowpack (% of average) 96 84 115 78 76
SALT / VERDE RIVER SYSTEM
Salt River Reservoirs (% full) 58 56 57 55 72
Verde River Reservoirs (% full) 51 64 48 66 23
Total Salt / Verde System (% full) 57 57 56 57 66
Salt/Verde Water Year Precipitation to Date (% of average) 99 75 60 93 76
Salt/Verde Current Snowpack Level (% of average) 22 33 16  86 52
CAP STORAGE
Lake Pleasant (% full) 91 94 79 76 82
Roosevelt Lake Exchange Storage (AF)* 16,000 31,000 31,000 55,000 66,6071

*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