Status of Arizona surface water supplies: April 2019

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

2019 2018 2017 2016 2015
COLORADO RIVER SYSTEM
Lake Powell (% full) 37 52 48 45 45
Lake Mead (% full) 42 40 41 38 40
Total Colorado System (% full) 45 51 50 48 48
Elevation (Lake Mead; ft msl) 1,090 1,085 1,087 1,080 1,084
First Shortage Declaration Elevation (ft msl) 1,075 1,075 1,075 1,075 1,075
Elevation (Lake Powell; ft msl) 3,569 3,610 3,598 3,591 3,591
Upper Basin Water Year Precipitation to Date (% of average) 119 74 121 94 75
Upper Basin Current Snowpack (% of average) 130 75 120 95 61
SALT / VERDE RIVER SYSTEM
Salt River Reservoirs (% full) 77 63 74 60 57
Verde River Reservoirs (% full) 96 31 89 43 63
Total Salt / Verde System (% full) 80 59 76 58 58
Salt/Verde Water Year Precipitation to Date (% of average) 127 31 122 81 74
Salt/Verde Current Snowpack Level (% of average) 43 N/A N/A N/A 61
CAP STORAGE
Lake Pleasant (% full) 93  87 94 90 92

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