Status of Arizona surface water supplies: March 2015

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

2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
COLORADO RIVER SYSTEM
Lake Powell (% full) 45 39 49 64 54
Lake Mead (% full) 41 48 53 57 43
Total Colorado System (% full) 49 48% 55 64 54
Elevation (Lake Mead; feet msl) 1,089 1,108 1,122 1,133 1,096
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 3,576 3,602 3,635 3,615
Upper Basin Water Year Precipitation to Date (% of average) 81 106 76 86 123
Upper Basin Current Snowpack (% of average) 84 11% 78 76 121
SALT / VERDE RIVER SYSTEM
Salt River Reservoirs (% full) 56 57 55 72 92
Verde River Reservoirs (% full) 64 48 66 23 53
Total Salt / Verde System (% full) 57 56 57 66 87
Salt/Verde Water Year Precipitation to Date (% of average) 75 60 93 76 83
Salt/Verde Current Snowpack Level (% of average) 33 16 86 52 75
CAP STORAGE
Lake Pleasant (% full) 94 79 76 82 82
Roosevelt Lake Exchange Storage (AF) 31,000* *31,000 55,000 66,071 70,718

*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