Status of Arizona surface water supplies: March 2019

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

2019 2018 2017 2016 2015
COLORADO RIVER SYSTEM
Lake Powell (% full) 38 54 46 34 43
Lake Mead (% full) 41 41 41 40 41
Total Colorado System (% full) 45 53 50 49 49
Elevation (Lake Mead; ft msl) 1,089 1,088 1,089 1,084 1,089
First Shortage Declaration Elevation (ft msl) 1,075 1,075 1,075 1,075 1,075
Elevation (Lake Powell; ft msl) 3,571 3,613 3,594 3,594 3,592
Upper Basin Water Year Precipitation to Date (% of average) 123 68 123 94 81
Upper Basin Current Snowpack (% of average) 132 73 128 96 84
SALT / VERDE RIVER SYSTEM
Salt River Reservoirs (% full) 65 65 72 58 56
Verde River Reservoirs (% full) 98 30 97 51 64
Total Salt / Verde System (% full) 69 61 75 57 57
Salt/Verde Water Year Precipitation to Date (% of average) 124 32 125 99 75
Salt/Verde Current Snowpack Level (% of average) 94 7 28 22 33
CAP STORAGE
Lake Pleasant (% full) 92 87 94 91 94

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