Status of Arizona surface water supplies: February 2020

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

2020 2019 2018 2017 2016
COLORADO RIVER SYSTEM
Lake Powell (% full) 50 39 56 46 47
Lake Mead (% full) 43 40 41 41 40
Total Colorado System (% full) 52 45 53 49 49
Elevation (Lake Mead; ft msl) 1,095 1,086 1,083 1,087 1,089
DCP “Tier Zero” Declaration Elevation (ft msl) 1,090 NA NA NA NA
First Shortage Declaration Elevation (ft msl) 1,075 1,075 1,075 1,075 1,075
Elevation (Lake Powell; ft msl) 3,605 3,575 3,619 3,596 3,597
Upper Basin Water Year Precipitation to Date (% of average) 96 109 61 139 106
Upper Basin Current Snowpack (% of average) 117 109 64 159 110
SALT / VERDE RIVER SYSTEM
Salt River Reservoirs (% full) 79 53 64 64 55
Verde River Reservoirs (% full) 62 48 36 95 51
Total Salt / Verde System (% full) 77 52 65 68 54
Salt/Verde Water Year Precipitation to Date (% of average) 101 108 15 138 118
Salt/Verde Current Snowpack Level (% of average) 77 86 8 87 113
CAP STORAGE
Lake Pleasant (% full) 89 82 82 86 88

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