Status of Arizona surface water supplies: October 2015

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

2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
COLORADO RIVER SYSTEM
Lake Powell (% full)  51 50 45 57 72
Lake Mead (% full)  38 39 47 50 50
Total Colorado System (% full)  51 50 50 57 65
Elevation (Lake Mead; feet msl)  1078 1,081 1,107 1,115 1,116
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 3,605 3,591 3,622 3,653
Upper Basin Water Year Precipitation to Date (% of average)  60 106 91 73 120
Upper Basin Current Snowpack (% of average)  N/A N/A 0 0 0
SALT / VERDE RIVER SYSTEM
Salt River Reservoirs (% full)  49 49 54 56 74
Verde River Reservoirs (% full)  51 52 63 31 30
Total Salt / Verde System (% full)  49 49 52 54 68
Salt/Verde Water Year Precipitation to Date (% of average)  67 80 100 84 79
Salt/Verde Current Snowpack Level (% of average)  N/A N/A 0 0 0
CAP STORAGE
Lake Pleasant (% full)  61 60 45 50 36
Roosevelt Lake Exchange Storage (AF)* 31,000 31,000 55,000 66,671 66,671

*Approximate exchange volume remaining as of December 1, 2014

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