Status of Arizona surface water supplies: November 2016

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

2016 2015 2014 2013 2012
COLORADO RIVER SYSTEM
Lake Powell (% full) 52 51 51 45 56
Lake Mead (% full) 37 38 39 46 51
Total Colorado System (% full) 50 51 50 50 56
Elevation (Lake Mead; ft msl) 1076 1,079 1,083 1,105 1,116
First Shortage Declaration Elevation (ft msl)* 1,075 1,075 1,075 1,075 1,075
Elevation (Lake Powell; ft msl) 3,609 3,606 3,606 3,591 3,620
Upper Basin Water Year Precipitation to Date (% of average) 63 94 56 101 73
Upper Basin Current Snowpack (% of average) N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
SALT / VERDE RIVER SYSTEM
Salt River Reservoirs (% full) 46 49 50 54 53
Verde River Reservoirs (% full) 37 45 45 55 32
Total Salt / Verde System (% full) 45 49 49 54 50
Salt/Verde Water Year Precipitation to Date (% of average) 71 186 64 29 26
Salt/Verde Current Snowpack Level (% of average) N/A N/A N/A  N/A N/A
CAP STORAGE
Lake Pleasant (% full) 60 65 63 54 40
Roosevelt Lake Exchange Storage (AF)** 452 31,000 31,000 55,000 66,6671

*January 1 projected elevation of Lake Mead

**Approximate exchange volume remaining as of November 14, 2016

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