Status of Arizona surface water supplies: March 2017

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

2017 2016 2015 2014 2013
COLORADO RIVER SYSTEM
Lake Powell (% full) 46 46 45 39 49
Lake Mead (% full) 41 40 41 48 53
Total Colorado System (% full) 50 49 49 48 55
Elevation (Lake Mead; ft msl) 1,089 1,084 1,089 1,108 1,122
First Shortage Declaration Elevation (ft msl) 1,075 1,075 1,075 1,075 1,075
Elevation (Lake Powell; ft msl) 3,594 3,594 3,592 3,576 3,602
Upper Basin Water Year Precipitation to Date (% of average) 123 94 81 106 76
Upper Basin Current Snowpack (% of average) 128 96 84 115 78
SALT / VERDE RIVER SYSTEM
Salt River Reservoirs (% full) 72 58 56 57 55
Verde River Reservoirs (% full) 97 51 64 48 66
Total Salt / Verde System (% full) 75 57 57 56 57
Salt/Verde Water Year Precipitation to Date (% of average) 125 99 75 60 93
Salt/Verde Current Snowpack Level (% of average) 28 22 33 16 86
CAP STORAGE
Lake Pleasant (% full) 94 91 94 79 76
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