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Current Colorado River Conditions

Colorado River Water Supply Report

System Contents*: 24.87 MAF

As of January 29, 2024
Last Year System Contents: 19.09 MAF

Reservoir Capacities (MAF)

*System contents include Reservoirs Flaming Gorge, Fontenelle, Navajo, Blue Mesa, Morrow Point, and Crystal, and Lakes Powell, Mead, Mohave and Havasu and is shown in million acre-feet (MAF).
As of January 29, 2024

Snow Accumulation

As of February 27, 2024, the snow accumulation for the overall Colorado River Basin above Lake Powell is at 12.4 in., which is 98% of the 30-year median for this date of 12.6 in.

Unregulated Inflow to Lake Powell

Historical annual unregulated inflows to Lake Powell since its filling and historical average, 30-year period of record from 1991-2020, and 22-year average (current drought period). Min, Most and Max are the 90%, 50% and 10% probable exceedance inflows, respectively, as forecast by the Colorado Basin River Forecast Center for the current water year, if shown.

1 Water Year statistics are based on the 30-year period of record from 1991-2020, Average 1991-2020 – 9.60 MAF

Arizona Lake Mead DCP Contributions and Conservation

This chart displays Arizona’s annual conservation efforts and DCP Contributions from 2008 to the present.

*2023 data is preliminary

This table summarizes Arizona’s Drought Contingency Plan (DCP) Contributions to Lake Mead and other conservation efforts under the DCP.

Bureau of Reclamation 24-Month Study Results for Lake Powell and Lake Mead

The 24-Month Study, issued by the Bureau of Reclamation, projects future conditions in the Colorado River system extending out 24 months. The Minimum, Most, and Maximum probable elevations are determined using the 90%, 50%, and 10% probable exceedance of unregulated inflow forecasts from the Colorado Basin River Forecast Center, projected reservoir operations as determined by existing policies, and projected water demand schedules.

Lake Powell

January 2023 24-Month Study

Lake Powell will be in Mid-Elevation Release Tier for 2024 with a set release of 7.48 MAF

Most Probable Lake Powell release is 7.48 MAF for WY2025

WY2024 Max is 7.48 MAF, Min is 7.48 MAF

Lake Mead

January 2023 24-Month Study

Lake Mead will be in Tier 1 shortage condition for 2024

Lake Mead is projected to be in Tier 1 shortage condition for 2025

Tier determinations are based on physical elevations

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