Status of Arizona surface water supplies: December 2019

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

2019 2018 2017 2017 2015
COLORADO RIVER SYSTEM
Lake Powell (% full) 53 43 59 50 51
Lake Mead (% full) 40 38 39 38 38
Total Colorado System (% full) 46 46 54 49 50
Elevation (Lake Mead; ft msl) 1,085 1,079 1,081 1,077 1,078
First Shortage Declaration Elevation (ft msl)* 1,075 1,075 1,075 1,075 1,075
Elevation (Lake Powell; ft msl) 3,611 3,585 3,625 3,604 3,605
Upper Basin Water Year Precipitation to Date (% of average) 86 110 57 86 98
Upper Basin Current Snowpack (% of average) 128 104 58 93 95
Salt River Reservoirs (% full) 73 49 64 46 51
Verde River Reservoirs (% full) 49 31 40 32 43
Total Salt / Verde System (% full) 70 47 61 44 50
Salt/Verde Water Year Precipitation to Date (% of average) 149 109 2 72 160
Salt/Verde Current Snowpack Level (% of average) 251 84 6 54 102
Lake Pleasant (% full) 83 64 73 68 69

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