Status of Arizona surface water supplies: February 2021

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

2021 2020 2019 2018 2017
COLORADO RIVER SYSTEM
Lake Powell (% full) 39 50 39 56 46
Lake Mead (% full) 41 43 40 41 41
Total Colorado System (% full) 46 52 45 53 49
Elevation (Lake Mead; ft msl) 1,087 1,095 1,086 1,083 1,087
DCP “Tier Zero” Declaration Elevation (ft msl) 1,090 1,090 NA NA NA
First Shortage Declaration Elevation (ft msl) 1,075 1,075 1,075 1,075 1,075
Elevation (Lake Powell; ft msl) 3,575 3,605 3,575 3,619 3,596
Upper Basin Water Year Precipitation to Date (% of average) 71 96 109 61 139
Upper Basin Current Snowpack (% of average) 80 117 109 64 159
SALT / VERDE RIVER SYSTEM
Salt River Reservoirs (% full) 84 79 53 64 64
Verde River Reservoirs (% full) 32 62 48 36 95
Total Salt / Verde System (% full) 77 77 52 65 68
Salt/Verde Water Year Precipitation to Date (% of average) 49 101 108 15 138
Salt/Verde Current Snowpack Level (% of average) 49 77 86 8 87
CAP STORAGE
Lake Pleasant (% full) 89 89 82 82 86

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