Status of Arizona surface water supplies: November 2019

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

2019 2018 2017 2016 2015
COLORADO RIVER SYSTEM
Lake Powell (% full) 54 44 59 52 51
Lake Mead (% full) 39 38 39 37 38
Total Colorado System (% full) 52 46 55 50 51
Elevation (Lake Mead; ft msl) 1,083 1,080 1,082 1,076 1,079
First Shortage Declaration Elevation (ft msl) 1,075 1,075 1,075 1,075 1,075
Elevation (Lake Powell; ft msl) 3,613 3,588 3,626 3,609 3,606
Upper Basin Water Year Precipitation to Date (% of average) 66 119 58 63 94
Upper Basin Current Snowpack (% of average) N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
SALT / VERDE RIVER SYSTEM
Salt River Reservoirs (% full) 70 49 64 46 49
Verde River Reservoirs (% full) 37 29 46 37 45
Total Salt / Verde System (% full) 66 47 62 45 49
Salt/Verde Water Year Precipitation to Date (% of average) 14 146 1 71 186
Salt/Verde Current Snowpack Level (% of average) N/A N/A N/A  N/A N/A
CAP STORAGE
Lake Pleasant (% full) 72 55* 63* 54 65

*November 2017-2018 Lake Pleasant storage estimated based on lake level

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