Status of Arizona surface water supplies: August 2019

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

2019 2018 2017 2016 2015
COLORADO RIVER SYSTEM
Lake Powell (% full) 55 49 63 55 53
Lake Mead (% full) 38 38 38 36 38
Total Colorado System (% full) 55 49 57 52 52
Elevation (Lake Mead; ft msl) 1,083 1,078 1,080 1,073 1,078
First Shortage Declaration Elevation (ft msl) 1,075 1,075 1,075 1,075 1,075
Elevation (Lake Powell; ft msl) 3,621 3,601 3,633 3,617 3,612
Upper Basin Water Year Precipitation to Date (% of average) 120 68 114 97 94
Upper Basin Current Snowpack (% of average) N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
SALT / VERDE RIVER SYSTEM
Salt River Reservoirs (% full) 75 52 70 50 52
Verde River Reservoirs (% full) 56 28 61 43 52
Total Salt / Verde System (% full) 73 49 69 50 52
Salt/Verde Water Year Precipitation to Date (% of average) 112 50 117 89 93
Salt/Verde Current Snowpack Level (% of average) N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
CAP STORAGE
Lake Pleasant (% full) 65 47* 63* 61* 65

*August 2016-2018 Lake Pleasant storage estimated based on lake level

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