Status of Arizona surface water supplies: October 2018

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

 

2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
Lake Powell (% full) 45 60 53 51 50
Lake Mead (% full) 38 39 37 38 39
Total Colorado System (% full) 47 55 51 51 50
Elevation (Lake Mead; ft msl) 1,079 1,082 1,075 1,078 1,081
First Shortage Declaration Elevation (ft msl) 1,075 1,075 1,075 1,075 1,075
Elevation (Lake Powell; ft msl) 3,592 3,628 3,610 3,606 3,605
Upper Basin Water Year Precipitation to Date (% of average) 239 81 103 60 106
Upper Basin Current Snowpack (% of average) N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
SALT / VERDE RIVER SYSTEM
Salt River Reservoirs (% full) 49 64 46 49 49
Verde River Reservoirs (% full) 33 56 45 51 52
Total Salt / Verde System (% full) 4 63 46 49 49
Salt/Verde Water Year Precipitation to Date (% of average) 215 6 N/A 67 80
Salt/Verde Current Snowpack Level (% of average) N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
CAP STORAGE
Lake Pleasant (% full) 44 57 53 61 60

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