Status of Arizona surface water supplies: October 2016

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

2016 2015 2014 2013 2012
COLORADO RIVER SYSTEM
Lake Powell (% full) 53 51 50 45 57
Lake Mead (% full) 37 38 39 47 50
Total Colorado System (% full) 51 51 50 50 57
Elevation (Lake Mead; ft msl) 1075 1,078 1,081 1,107 1,115
First Shortage Declaration Elevation (ft msl)* 1,075 1,075 1,075 1,075 1,075
Elevation (Lake Powell; ft msl) 3,610 3,606 3,605 3,591 3,622
Upper Basin Water Year Precipitation to Date (% of average) 103 60 106 91 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 49 54 56
Verde River Reservoirs (% full) 45 51 52 63 31
Total Salt / Verde System (% full) 46 49 49 52 54
Salt/Verde Water Year Precipitation to Date (% of average) N/A 67 80 100 84
Salt/Verde Current Snowpack Level (% of average) N/A N/A N/A  N/A N/A
CAP STORAGE
Lake Pleasant (% full) 53 61 60 45 50
Roosevelt Lake Exchange Storage (AF)** <10,000 31,000 31,000 55,000 66,6671

*January 1 projected elevation of Lake Mead

**Approximate exchange volume remaining as of August 1, 2016

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