Status of Arizona surface water supplies: January 2019

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

2019 2018 2017 2016 2015
COLORADO RIVER SYSTEM
Lake Powell (% full) 41 57 48 48 47
Lake Mead (% full) 39 40 39 39 41
Total Colorado System (% full) 45 54 49 50 50
Elevation (Lake Mead; ft msl) 1,082 1,085 1,081 1,081 1,088
First Shortage Declaration Elevation (ft msl) 1,075 1,075 1,075 1,075 1,075
Elevation (Lake Powell; ft msl) 3,580 3,621 3,599 3,600 3,597
Upper Basin Water Year Precipitation to Date (% of average) 95 59 122 104 92
Upper Basin Current Snowpack (% of average) 87 63 142 107 101
SALT / VERDE RIVER SYSTEM
Salt River Reservoirs (% full) 50 64 51 52 51
Verde River Reservoirs (% full) 30 40 59 42 39
Total Salt / Verde System (% full) 47 61 52 51 49
Salt/Verde Water Year Precipitation to Date (% of average) 95 12 133 121 65
Salt/Verde Current Snowpack Level (% of average) 79 12 81 81 90
CAP STORAGE
Lake Pleasant (% full) 75 78 80 80 77

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