Status of Arizona surface water supplies: November 2015

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

2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
COLORADO RIVER SYSTEM
Lake Powell (% full)  51 51 45 56 71
Lake Mead (% full)  38 39 46 51 52
Total Colorado System (% full)  51 50 50 56 65
Elevation (Lake Mead; feet msl)  1079 1,083 1,105 1,116 1,121
First Shortage Declaration Elevation (Lake Mead; feet msl) 1,075 1,075 1,075 1,075 1,075
Elevation (Lake Powell; feet msl)  3,606 3,606 3,591 3,620 3,650
Upper Basin Water Year Precipitation to Date (% of average)  94 56 101 73 136
Upper Basin Current Snowpack (% of average)  N/A N/A 0 0 N/A
SALT / VERDE RIVER SYSTEM
Salt River Reservoirs (% full)  49 50 54 53 71
Verde River Reservoirs (% full)  45 45 55 32 30
Total Salt / Verde System (% full)  49 49 54 50 66
Salt/Verde Water Year Precipitation to Date (% of average)  186 64 29 26 83
Salt/Verde Current Snowpack Level (% of average)  N/A N/A 0 N/A N/A
CAP STORAGE
Lake Pleasant (% full)  65 63 54 40 42
Roosevelt Lake Exchange Storage (AF)* 16,000 30,000 55,000 55,000 66,671

*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