Status of Arizona surface water supplies: March 2020

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

2020 2019 2018 2017 2016
COLORADO RIVER SYSTEM
Lake Powell (% full) 49 38 54 46 34
Lake Mead (% full) 44 41 41 41 40
Total Colorado System (% full) 52 45 53 50 49
Elevation (Lake Mead; ft msl) 1,096 1,089 1,088 1,089 1,084
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) 3,602 3,571 3,613 3,594 3,594
Upper Basin Water Year Precipitation to Date (% of average) 88 123 68 123 94
Upper Basin Current Snowpack (% of average) 101 132 73 128 96
SALT / VERDE RIVER SYSTEM
Salt River Reservoirs (% full) 85 65 65 72 58
Verde River Reservoirs (% full) 64 98 30 97 51
Total Salt / Verde System (% full) 82 69 61 75 57
Salt/Verde Water Year Precipitation to Date (% of average) 95 124 32 125 99
Salt/Verde Current Snowpack Level (% of average) 46 94 7 28 22
CAP STORAGE
Lake Pleasant (% full) 91 92 87 94 91

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