Status of Arizona surface water supplies: May 2016

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

2016 2015 2014 2013 2012
COLORADO RIVER SYSTEM
Lake Powell (% full) 45 45 40 47 64
Lake Mead (% full) 37 38 43 50 54
Total Colorado System (% full) 48 48 47 52 62
Elevation (Lake Mead; feet msl) 1076 1,078 1,095 1,114 1,124
First Shortage Declaration Elevation (Lake Mead; feet msl) 1,075 1,075 1,075 1,075 1,075
Elevation (Lake Powell; feet msl) 3,592 3,591 3,577 3,597 3,636
Upper Basin Water Year Precipitation to Date (% of average) 97 79 98 80 77
Upper Basin Current Snowpack (% of average) 103 55 100 85 29
SALT / VERDE RIVER SYSTEM
Salt River Reservoirs (% full) 59 57 58 62 71
Verde River Reservoirs (% full) 44 54 46 70 29
Total Salt / Verde System (% full) 57 57 56 63 65
Salt/Verde Water Year Precipitation to Date (% of average) 82 73 53 82 72
Salt/Verde Current Snowpack Level (% of average) N/A N/A N/A  N/A N/A
CAP STORAGE
Lake Pleasant (% full) 93 89 84 78 93
Roosevelt Lake Exchange Storage (AF)* 16,000 31,000 31,000 55,000 66,6671

*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