Status of Arizona surface water supplies: September 2019

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

2019 2018 2017 2016 2015
COLORADO RIVER SYSTEM
Lake Powell (% full) 56 47 61 53 51
Lake Mead (% full) 38 38 39 37 38
Total Colorado System (% full) 54 48 56 51 51
Elevation (Lake Mead; ft msl) 1,083 1,079 1,081 1,075 1,078
First Shortage Declaration Elevation (ft msl) 1,075 1,075 1,075 1,075 1,075
Elevation (Lake Powell; ft msl) 3,617 3,596 3,630 3,612 3,608
Upper Basin Water Year Precipitation to Date (% of average) 114 70 108 94 91
Upper Basin Current Snowpack (% of average) N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
SALT / VERDE RIVER SYSTEM
Salt River Reservoirs (% full) 72 50 68 48 50
Verde River Reservoirs (% full) 54 30 61 45 51
Total Salt / Verde System (% full) 70 48 67 48 50
Salt/Verde Water Year Precipitation to Date (% of average) 102 55 107 87 90
Salt/Verde Current Snowpack Level (% of average) N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
CAP STORAGE
Lake Pleasant (% full) 60 31* 53* 49* 56*

*September 2015-2018 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