Status of Arizona surface water supplies: October 2019

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

2019 2018 2017 2016 2015
Lake Powell (% full) 54 45 60 53 51
Lake Mead (% full) 39 38 39 37 38
Total Colorado System (% full) 53 47 55 51 51
Elevation (Lake Mead; ft msl) 1,084 1,079 1,082 1,075 1,078
First Shortage Declaration Elevation (ft msl) 1,075 1,075 1,075 1,075 1,075
Elevation (Lake Powell; ft msl) 3,615 3,592 3,628 3,610 3,606
Upper Basin Water Year Precipitation to Date (% of average) 15 239 81 103 60
Upper Basin Current Snowpack (% of average) N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
SALT / VERDE RIVER SYSTEM
Salt River Reservoirs (% full) 71 49 64 46 49
Verde River Reservoirs (% full) 54 33 56 45 51
Total Salt / Verde System (% full) 69 46 63 46 49
Salt/Verde Water Year Precipitation to Date (% of average) 19 215 6 N/A 67
Salt/Verde Current Snowpack Level (% of average) N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
CAP STORAGE
Lake Pleasant (% full) 65 44 57 53 61

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